For this giveaway I happy to tell you that I am giving away a SIGNED copy of The Giver. Do you want it? I waited in line a long time for it...;)
Lois Lowry was in Provo, Utah this past fall promoting the next book in The Giver series. She shared that the books became a series because people kept asking questions about certain characters in the books and the stories just came to her.
One thing that she mentioned that I was glad to have cleared up is that The Giver is not meant to be sharing a particular message or agenda. Lowry said that your own personal belief system will mold this book to what YOU as a reader sees in it, not what she as an author was trying to say. I really loved that since I feel like too many books are about an author's agenda and aren't about just telling a story and letting you decide what it means. That is so very opposite to how we were taught to read literature in school isn't it? We were always so busy having to dissect what an author was trying to say that we couldn't just enjoy the darn books. Because of this, I didn't read until I was 15 years out of school, it is a shame really.
Anyway Lois Lowry is an icon, and I am happy to give away a book she touched with her very own hands.
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