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message 1: by library_jim, Creator & Organizer (new)

library_jim | 112 comments Mod
Over at https://swordandlaserkids.wordpress.com/ I plan on posting about more than the monthly pick. My first one is on a picture book called Journey by Aaron Becker. Check it out and leave some feedback. Thanks!


message 2: by library_jim, Creator & Organizer (new)

library_jim | 112 comments Mod
Next up: a link to a thorough review of The Giver. http://swordandlaserkids.wordpress.co...


message 3: by Cliff, Moderator (new)

Cliff | 43 comments Mod
Hmm...so should we post comments on the blog or here on Goodreads?

So I read the review of the Giver movie and it made me think that Elizabeth Bird never got around to reading "Son", the final book in the "series." If she had, then the ending of the book isn't quite so open-ended as she thought.


message 4: by library_jim, Creator & Organizer (new)

library_jim | 112 comments Mod
Oh, I'm sure she's read them. She's read every kids book ever. She says in the review:

"Those of us familiar with the original book know that one of the great debates surrounding it for years was the ending. In fact, you could credit much of The Giver‘s success to the fact that the finish was open ended (sequels that settle the matter and Ms. Lowry’s own protests aside)."

So she's just approaching it as a stand alone film for now. And it was in fact a stand alone novel for more than seven years so I don't know that Lowry planned on the whole series right away or anything.


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