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Gossamer by Lois Lowry
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Mar 04, 2008

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The dream-givers creep around a dark house in the middle of the night. They are compassionate beings who visit humans at night. They touch objects, gather memories, and return them in the form of happy dreams to those that live in the house they are assigned to. The Sinisteeds,inflict nightmares and sometimes travel in frightening Hordes. Littlest and Thin Elderly care for a lonely old woman and a foster child named John. John has endured an abusive father who forces him to eat dog food after at the age of three he peed on the floor. While his mother wants desperately to get him back, John's anger is focused on his foster situation. Lowery draws a fine line between the evil that exists in the world and the good that is there to battle back. Yet ultimately she provides the reader with hope. Written at a fourth grade level, the subject of abuse by a parent and its' consequence is very evident in this book.
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