“This young boy has set out to try to change the world he lives in.” Lois Lowry talks about her admiration for fictional characters like Jonas and her pride in her novel winning the Newberry award for distinguished achievement in literature.
“At the same time,” she says, “there were those who were frightened by my book.” She wonders aloud about people who, every year, want to have it removed from school reading lists.
Here is another interview with Mrs. Lowry in which she explores more questions about The Giver:
Why do you think The Giver has been so controversial in some schools?
Do you feel our study of the novel was worthwhile? Did you enjoy the book? Elaborate your response.