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Old July 4th, 2010, 3:50 am
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Re: The Giver and other books by Lois Lowry

Originally Posted by Rell
I thought that Messenger was unfortunately not well written. The plot, characterization and overall writing were not up to Lowry's usual standards. It's hard for me to believe that the same author wrote both books.
Totally agree.

My 8 year old brought home her new younger kids book: Gooney Bird Is So Absurd from the library the other day. It's the 3rd Gooney Bird book that Lois Lowry has written. Just like with The Giver trilogy the second two Gooney Bird books are just lacking.

It makes me wonder why she tries to extend her ideas into multiple books when her original ideas are so strong and so well executed. I wonder if it is her pushing the extension or her publisher trying to make more money.

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