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The Giver - Reading List

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Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM




The Giver

by Eric Coble, based on the book by Lois Lowry
May 13, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Reading list provided by Northland Public Library:

More books about dystopian societies:

Matched   by Allyson Braithwaite
New York: Speak, 2011

Technology can find you your perfect mate. What if a glitch makes you question whether you can trust everything you’ve ever believed? This is the first in a series, followed by Crossed and Reached.

The Wind Singer   by William Nicholson
New York: Hyperion, 2000

Aramanth is an orderly place to live, with all its citizens fitting just where they belong due to thorough testing. When twins Kestral and Bowman question the results of those tests and strike out on their own, they find out that Aramanth isn’t quite the paradise their elders believe it to be. First book of the Wind on Fire trilogy.

Delirium   by Lauren Oliver
New York: HarperCollins, 2012

Love, and all the messy emotions it brings, is a disease that can be cured, and Lena is eager to have the same happy, calm life as her neighbors. Three months before she can have the surgery that will give her the cure, she meets a renegade who makes her question whether passion is worth pain. First book in the Delirium trilogy.

The One Safe Place   by Tania Unsworth
Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Young Readers, 2014

Changing climate pushes Haves and Have-Nots further and further apart in this bleak page-turner. Survival means not noticing or caring about the welfare of others. Left to fend for himself in a city full of orphans, Devin is drawn to an orphanage that seems too good to be true.

Flawed: a novel   by Cecelia Ahern
New York: Feiwel & Friends, 2016

Celestine is a good student, good daughter, and good citizen, until she helps an old man on a bus. Helping the “Flawed” is against the law, and now Celestine is branded Flawed herself, with devastating consequences.

Books about Lois Lowry

Looking Back: a book of memories   by Lois Lowry
Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1998

Readers often asked author Lois Lowry where the ideas for her stories came from.  Her response was this memoir. Includes photographs from her childhood.

Lois Lowry   by Joel Chaston
New York: Twayne, 1997

Critical interpretations of her work, and biographical information.