A Summer to Die
This is the story about a girl whose parents have relocated the family to the country for a time, and she must come to terms with her new environment while growing closer to her sister through forced circumstances and discovering her true path in life and school. Meg Chalmer's life is in shambles when he parents tell her and her sister, Molly, that they are closing their home and moving to country for a year. Meg must now readjust to the new surroundings... Anastasia Again
Anastasia has grown to love her new little brother, Sam. But she is in for a new shock as her parents announce that they will be moving to the suburbs. Anastasia is sure that all suburbanites live drab, meaningless lives, and tries to prevent the move by requesting a room with a tower before she will consent to the move. Her parents, however, find just such a house, and Anastasia must confront her misconceptions. Her adventures in the suburbs involve... Anastasia Krupnik
Ten-year-old Anastasia lives in Massachusetts with her father, an English professor, and her mother, an artist. She is shocked to learn that her mother will be having a baby soon. She tries to come to terms with this, as well as her relationships with her teacher and her elderly grandmother. Chapters are bookended by Anastasia's lists of things she loves, and things she hates (many things in Anastasia's life end up on both lists at different times).... Gathering Blue
Kira, lame from birth and orphaned as a young teenager, lives in a brutish, cruel society, where there is no room for the weak, the sick, or the different. Kira survives only because of her skill at embroidery; she is taken to work for the village council, restoring a symbolic robe that is integral to the Ruin Song Gathering, an important local ceremony. As Kira works on the robe, she searches both for the missing color (blue) and the truth about her s...
As the apprentice dreamgiver Littlest learns her trade, she finds creative solutions to help protect an old woman and her new foster child John from a horde of nightmare-giving creatures. Littlest sleeps in the Heap by day and ventures out at night, like the other dreamgivers, to collect happy fragments from the objects of the humans in the household she cares for and bestow dreams. Early on, Fastidious acted as her trainer, but when Fastidious has diffi... Messenger
Matty discovers his gift to heal at a time when his friends and neighbors of his Village have been losing themselves to vicious exchanges with a mysterious trader, and when he goes in search of his guardian's daughter before the Village is shut off to strangers, he discovers his gift can save them all. Matty lives in the same Village where Jonas (from Lowry's The Giver, though he is simply called Leader in this book) arrived some 6 years earlier on his r... Number the Stars
Annemarie's friend was Jewish during World War Two. She has to hide her friend who might be taken to concentration camps where she would probably die. Her friend is hidden in Annemarie's house. Then Annemarie's uncle hides them in his boat and takes them to Switzerland.... Son
Clare, a birth-mother in the dystopian world of the Giver, forms an attachment to her son that her society never intended for her to have, and which leads her to embark on a quest of over ten years to find him. Clare is chosen at the age of twelve to become a birth-mother. It is not particularly a surprise; most people's career assignment fits what they have become during their first twelve years of life. She goes to live with the other birth-mothers and... The Giver
Where Jonas lives, life is safe, orderly, and predictable. Rules are strictly adhered to; every aspect of a person's life is carefully planned. People rarely make choices on their own; everything is decided for them by the community. There is no snow or sunshine, no colors or music, no animals or nature. When Jonas and other Elevens become Twelve in December, they receive their Assignments that assign them to their particular fields of profession. As som... The One Hundredth Thing About Caroline
Caroline Tate and her friend Stacy Baurichter learn that sometimes it is better to talk to people directly after their experiences spying on the mysterious man upstairs and becoming convinced he is a killer who is after Caroline and her brother. Caroline is a big fan of paleontology. She regularly visits the nearby New York Museum of Natural History, where her “very best adult friend” and paleontologist, the colorblind Mr. Gregor Karetsky, talks with her...
Lois Lowry list of books
The Willoughby parents, incompatible with their station in life and rather forgetfully irresponsible, attempt to dispose of their children with benevolent or malevolent endings for the appropriate parties.
The four Willoughby children have somewhat learned to occupy themselves without their parents' input. The eldest, Tim, has quite learned to boss his twin brothers (Barnaby A & Barnaby B) and especially his younger sister Jane (who is not particularl...