Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Gossamer by Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry has written a few amazing books (Number the Stars and The Giver are my favorites), so I had to read her newest book, Gossamer. This one is different—it's almost like a fable or a fairy tale or maybe a TV Christmas special. It's about dreamgivers, who inhabit human houses and bestow good dreams on people. And it's about the dreamgivers who go bad and bring nightmares. And it's about an abused and troubled boy who acts tough and mean, but is hurting inside and needs protection from the nightmares that come every night. This is a nice book that will make you feel good when you're done. I think kids from fourth grade on up would enjoy this book, especially kids with a little imagination.

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