Lois Lowry is a prominent American author known for her contributions to children's literature. She was born on March 20, 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lowry is best recognized for her works that explore complex themes such as identity, authority, and the use of technology, often through a dystopian lens. Her most famous book, 'The Giver,' won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has become a staple in young adult fiction. Lowry's writing is characterized by its clear prose, strong characterizations, and thought-provoking content.
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1. The Giver
The book is set in a seemingly perfect community without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, where everything is under control. The protagonist is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. He discovers the dark secrets behind his fragile community and struggles to handle the burden of the knowledge of pain and the concept of individuality. He must decide whether to accept the status quo or break free, risking everything.