Lois Lowry: The Giver’s Haunting Resonance

by Naomi Krueger

For two decades, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award winning novel The Giver has profoundly impacted young readers into adulthood. Found on both assigned middle school reading lists and banned-book lists alike, the thought-provoking, introspective novel resonates especially with those who’ve faced hardship or injustice. Shortly after the book was published in 1993, Jeff Bridges began the quest to turn The Giver into a movie, now scheduled to release in August. […]