{Blog Tour} Review: Gottika by Helaine Becker

{Blog Tour} Review: Gottika by Helaine Becker

From Dancing Cat Books: What is the most dangerous secret of all? For fifteen-year-old Dany, is it the shame that his once-vital mother now suffers mutely from “the staring sickness?” Or is it that Count Pol, the corrupt absolute ruler of Western Gottika, may be scouting the city clandestinely for teenage girls to kidnap? Could … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (37): The Giver

Popcorn and a Book (37): The Giver

  The Book: 1993 The Giver by Lois Lowry (Laurel-Leaf Books, an imprint of Random House) The Film: 2014 The Giver directed by Phillip Noyce (Walden Media) If you’ve read my review of the book, you will know that I wasn’t blown away by it. But I was looking forward to seeing how the film handled this dystopian story … Continue reading

Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

From Laurel-Leaf: Jonas”s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true … Continue reading