Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Mock Newbery: Gossamer by Lois Lowry

Title: Gossamer
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 0618685502
Starred review in: Kirkus (3-1-06)
Review: Littest, a young dream-giver, tries to learn how to give dreams while helping young boy deal with the after effects of an abusive home. I found the whole book very unique. The idea of dream-givers or beings that protect one's dreams isn't all that new, but I have never read it presented in such a way. I really liked this book and it made me think about many things some more obvious than others. It's a very unique coming of age story where instead of a boy becoming a man or a girl becoming a woman, it was Littest becoming Gossamer.
Reviewed by: Latricia B., TENA

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