Friday, March 31, 2017
The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry
In the past few years somehow we were bombarded by similarly themed young adult novels of exploding popularity that were of course also divoured by Hollywood and made into a whole lot of cheesy movies.
Honestly I'm not very happy about how Lois Lowry's "The Giver" quartet also got shuffled in, as yet another one of these. I read the series a couple of years back, and there are certain aspect of it that I still think about from time to time. I find the quartet especially well written, and the stories deep and meaningful, probably a lot more than they're being given credit for, especially thanks to the rather ridiculous movie.
So if you've just seen the movie and ran the other direction, I do ask you to please give the books a chance. It's possible you'll find something entirely different in there.