Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Giver – Dystopian fiction before it went mainstream

“Every time they turn on the TV or open a paper they’re hit with aSon-Lois-Lowryll this scary stuff happening around the world. It’s a time, for all of us, of uncertainty and unease. It’s not surprising that they’re interested in reading about what the world might become.”

Lois Lowry, author of The Giver, at her home in Cambridge, MA

Lois Lowry‘s fourth book in the Giver series, Son, was released last year. But is really she the godmother of teen dystopian fiction?

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Before I Fall

The Ursuline are reading Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall this term… *sniffle, sob*

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by | January 17, 2013 · 11:39 am

Heroes & Villains – Writers in Libraries 2011/12


Check out our Heroes & Villians video, a collaborative project from 2011/12, between Waterford teens, local graphic artist Declan Pierce and creative writing tutor Eimear Cheasty.

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Movie of Lowry’s the Giver on the way

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Lois Lowry recently announced that the long-hoped for movie of her 1993 novel The Giver is finally on the way, with Jeff Bridges starring!

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Hunger Games Name Generator

http://www.vulture.com/2012/03/hunger-games-name-generator.html

Just call me Thalia Odinshoot from now on.

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‘Speak’ Poem

Laurie Hanse Anderson turned to poetry in 2009 to reflect the amazing responses she received from young readers who had gone through ordeals similar to Melinda’s in Speak.

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“Here’s the thing: most sequels suck.”

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“A couple of times a week for the last ten years, readers have asked me when I’ll be writing a sequel to Speak.

“No. That’s not entirely correct.

“A couple of times a day, nearly every day for the last ten years, readers have asked me when I’ll be writing a sequel to Speak.”

Author of Speak, Laurie Hanse Anderson, responds to questions about how she views main character Melinda’s life after the end of Speak and what her pans are for the future of the story.

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