The Giver (The Giver, #1)

The Giver (The Giver, #1) Description:

Twelve year old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community br br Newbery Medal winner Twelve year old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Number the Stars

Number the Stars Description:

Ten year old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war It s now and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school food shortages and the Nazi soldiers marching through town When the Jews of Denmark are relocated Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen s life

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2)

Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2) Description:

In her strongest work to date Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak Left orphaned and physically flawed young Kira faces a frightening uncertain future Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth discovering things that will change her life forever br br As she did in i The Giver i Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become and what will be considered valuable Every reader will be taken by Kira s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future br br

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Messenger (The Giver, #3)

Messenger (The Giver, #3) Description:

i Messenger i is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet which began with the dystopian bestseller i The Giver i now a major motion picture br br Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer a blind man known for his special sight Village once welcomed newcomers but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders Matty has been invaluable as a messenger Now he must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

Son (The Giver, #4)

Son (The Giver, #4) Description:

They called her Water Claire When she washed up on their shore no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn t exist That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen That she had carried a Product at age fourteen That it had been stolen from her body Claire had a son But what became of him she never knew What was his name Was he even alive She was supposed to forget him but that was impossible Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice br br i Son i thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book i The Giver i as well as i Gathering Blue i and i Messenger i where a new hero emerges In this thrilling series finale the startling and long awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

Gossamer

Gossamer Description:

Where do dreams come from What stealthy nighttime messengers are the guardians of our most deeply hidden hopes and our half forgotten fears Drawing on her rich imagination two time Newbery winner Lois Lowry confronts these questions and explores the conflicts between the gentle bits and pieces of the past that come to life in dream and the darker horrors that find their form in nightmare In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and imagination two people a lonely sensitive woman and a damaged angry boy face their own histories and discover what they can be to one another renewed by the strength that comes from a tiny caring creature they will never see br br Gossamer is perfect for readers not quite ready for Lois Lowry s Newbery Award winner The Giver and also for readers interested in dreams nightmares spirits and the dream world

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

Anastasia Krupnik (Anastasia Krupnik, #1)

Anastasia Krupnik (Anastasia Krupnik, #1) Description:

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Rating: 3.27 out of 5

The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys Description:

Abandoned by their ill humored parents to the care of an odious nanny Tim the twins Barnaby A and Barnaby B and their sister Jane attempt to fulfill their roles as good oldfashioned children Following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins the four Willoughbys hope to attain their proscribed happy ending too or at least a satisfyingly maudlin one However it is an unquestionably ruthless act that sets in motion the transformations that lead to their salvation and to happy endings for not only the four children but their nanny an abandoned baby a candy magnate and his long lost son too Replete with a tongue in cheek glossary and bibliography this hilarious and decidedly old fashioned parody pays playful homage to classic works of children s literature

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

A Summer to Die

A Summer to Die Description:

Thirteen year old Meg envies her sister s beauty and popularity Her feelings don t make it any easier for her to cope with Molly s strange illness and eventual death

Rating: 3.73 out of 5

The Silent Boy

The Silent Boy Description:

Precocious Katy Thatcher always knew she wanted to be a doctor like her father She joins him on his rounds and has a keen interest in the people around her She s especially intrigued by Jacob a gentle silent boy who has a special sensitivity toward animals While Jacob never speaks to or looks at Katy they develop an unusual friendship and understanding The townspeople dismiss Jacob as an imbecile Katy just thinks of him as someone special who has a way of communicating with the animals through his sounds and movements br And only Katy comes to realize what the gentle silent boy did for his family He meant to help not harm It didn t turn out that way

Rating: 3.31 out of 5