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“Please don’t turn this into a teenage romance”: Lois Lowry on Hollywood’s Adaptation of ‘The Giver’

NYT: “‘The Giver,’ like much contemporary Y.A., has a totalitarian setting, although the society was designed to be an egalitarian utopia.”

LL: “People do things that turn out badly, often for the most benevolent of reasons. But this community in ‘The Giver’ lost everything as a result — literature and music and art and all of that. I think of that every time I hear that one of my books has been challenged or banned.” (NYTimes.com)

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