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How The Giver Gets It Wrong

Charles Alexander | Posted 08.29.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

The Giver is off the point in 2014. Yes, our current governments aren't good for us. But the answer is not less government and fewer rules. We need strong, independent governments that can be an effective counterweight to the increasing power of corporations.

The Giver - an Intense Film About the Effects of Accepting the Good and Bad Memories of Life

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 08.25.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This movie is very captivating. I had my eyes glued to the screen the whole time, not wanting to miss a second of the story. I was so excited to see this movie because The Giver is one of my favorite books and I think the movie is just as good, although a bit different.

Author of The Giver Talks About the Writing Process, Adaptations, Streep, and Bridges

Quora | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

I sit alone in a room every day and do my work, and that's what I love doing. I enter the lives of these characters that I know are fictional and have appeared in my imagination.

10 Best Lois Lowry: Classics From the Reigning Queen of YA

Oyster Books | Posted 08.15.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

With 45 books to her name, it's hard to pick just one favorite, so we're bringing you our top 10 Lois Lowry titles instead. Consider your childhood revisited.

Twenty Years Later -- A Vast and Beautiful Film

Lois Lowry | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment
Lois Lowry

When I finally saw the final movie with the music in there, it was kind of overwhelming. It was a very gratifying experience to see that it was done with such regard for the book. It retains the essential ingredients of the book, while adding all of the visual stuff that a movie needs but that a book sadly cannot have.

'The Giver' Movie Is Quite Different From The Book You Remember

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment

When a novel that's sold more than 12 million copies takes two decades to develop as a film, expectations are rather high. Enter "The Giver," which Je...

Watch 'The Giver' Hilariously Explained With 'Thug Notes'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy

In preparation for the film adaptation of Lois Lowry's "The Giver," you might want to re-read the actual book, since you probably haven't looked at it...

Everything You Need To Know About 'The Giver'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment

The adaptation of "The Giver," that book you remember adoring so much in middle school, at last hits the big screen this week. Jeff Bridges, who plays...

@TheGiverMovie Joins #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD A best-selling novel and 1994 Newbery Medal winner written by Lois Lowry, The Giver is making the jump from the school cu...

Matthew Jacobs

Brenton Thwaites Is About To Have A Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

On the cusp of becoming a household name, Brenton Thwaites lent his talents to this summer's "Maleficent" and "The Signal." Come Aug. 15, longstanding...

Reflecting on 20 Years of The Giver

Lois Lowry | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
Lois Lowry

The important thing is that a film doesn't obliterate a book. The movie is here now. But the book hasn't gone away. It has simply grown up, grown larger, and begun to glisten in a new way.

Matthew Jacobs

'The Giver' Director On Controversial Trailer: 'It Was An Error'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

When the first trailer for "The Giver" arrived in March, fans of Lois Lowry's 1993 young-adult dystopian novel were confounded by its lack of black an...

Meryl Streep Owns The New 'Giver' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment

"Giver" purists cried out in dismay when the first trailer failed to offer the black-and-white imagery for which Lois Lowry's classic novel is known. ...

See New Footage From 'The Giver'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment

The first trailer for "The Giver" left some questioning how faithful the movie will be to certain aspects of Lois Lowry's beloved 1993 novel. Fans esp...

The First Trailer For 'The Giver' Is Here

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

Gird your loins, Millennials. The first trailer for "The Giver" (perhaps you know it as the book that got all deep on you in middle school) is here. I...

Why Do We Like Dystopian Novels?

Dave Astor | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

War. Death. Despair. Oppression. Environmental ruin. Yup, when it comes to demoralizing literature, dystopian novels have it all! Yet many of us love this genre, and there are good reasons we do.

Lucas Kavner

Lois Lowry Reflects On 'The Giver' 20 Years Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

Usually when schools ban your book, it only serves to further solidify the work's cultural significance. In the 1990s, the Harry Potter series topped ...

Lights, Camera, Educate!

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Zachary K. Pearce

When the lights and camera are cued, not only is a news show taking place, but an outstanding education is in the making.

Jeff Bridges To Adapt, Star In Beloved Childhood Classic

Posted 08.28.2011 | Entertainment

Experiencing a renaissance in a career that never really faded, Jeff Bridges is flexing his producing muscles to bring to the big screen a classic you...

Reading In Private, Or A Social Pursuit?

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

Reading might well have been among the last remaining private activities, but it is now a relentlessly social pursuit. Gaggles of readers get together...