When I mastered eighth grade Language Arts at an inner city middle school, one of the most absorbing novels ever read by me was The Giver by Lois Lowry. Before Twilight and The Hunger Games the first original dystopian novel came written by Lois Lowry and it was The Giver released published in 1993. It’s the story of a society and community in the future that firstly seems utopian, though by the end of the story the audience realizes it’s is a truly dystopian society.
This society and community has managed to eliminate pain, strife and also stress from their lives. Then Sameness was launched - a plan to exclude emotional depth from their lives.
The main personage of the novel, Jonas, discovers that for eliminating these horrible feelings as strife, stress and pain from our lives, there’s a decent price to pay.
Lowry asks our kids to contemplate what our lives are going to be like in the future with drones. The given novel asks kids to take a fresh look at rules, authority, regulations. The novel is expected to help learners to think critically about themselves and also their communities and exactly what type of lives they are eager to live.
Since it’s a novel to challenge learners to think critically and to question authority, it has turned to be one of the most challenged books to be removed from school libraries as well as middle school curriculum's as the American Library Association states.
Some folks are assured that it’s an important book to be taught to middle school kids. That’s rather a popular book, boasting up to 5.3 million sold copies since 1993. Furthermore, it managed to grasp the 1993 Newbery Medal, which is the highest American book award for kids to win.
Lois Lowry appears to be the author of more than thirty books for kids as well as an autobiography, dubbed Looking Back 1998.The author is best-known for her Giver quartet. These are four books, including The Giver and also three other books, which are prequels and also a sequel to The Giver:
All these four books were specially created for the middle school level. As for me, I’ve read the first three novels. In all the books the author illustrated complex and difficult subject matters for kids. Those subject matter include terminal diseases, racism, life in the future as well as the Holocaust.
By the way, Lowry started her writing career in 1977, by publishing her fist novel A Summer to Die.
When I mastered eighth grade Language Arts at an inner city middle school, one of the most absorbing novels ever read by me was The Giver by Lois Lowry. Before Twilight and The Hunger Games the first original dystopian novel came written by Lois Lowry and it was The Giver released published in 1993.