Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Mock Printz:Gossamer by Lois Lowry

Title: Gossamer
Author: Lois Lowry
Review:Gossamer has a light touch, just like the fabric. It still conforms to Lowry's interests in societies but it is a more poetic and imaginatic rendering. The book defies category because, although seemingly easy, it could be a fine jumping off point for much further discussion. It is a simple plot, a war between makers of good dreams and makers of nightmares... They fight over three main characters: an elderly, lonely woman, a much deprived foster child who is placed with the woman, and the boy's mother. How these people gain the strenth and courage to face their own demons, literally and figuratively, is a delightful read. Good characters, unusual story and original ideas... This book will certainly make my top ten list for the mock Printz.
Revewer: Susan Rappaport, Rutherford Public Library

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