Book review by Bradley, age 14 years
If you have never read this book, you should think about it. Here is Lois Lowry’s website for more information.
A novel in which a boy inhabits a seemingly ideal world: a world without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice, or inequality. It is a time in which family values are paramount, teenage rebellion is unheard of, and even good manners are a way of life.
Sounds like a parents dream! But it is not as sparkly with rainbows and unicorns as it sounds.
My older two children had read the book and loved it. My youngest son loved it He would talk to me each day about what he read and what he thought about the book so far. He was a little concerned with certain parts of the book and I kept having to remind him it was a book set in a different type of society.
We noticed that apples played a large part in the book. We now know that Lois Lowry used part of her life and the memories of apples and incorporated it into the book.