cover image The Giver

The Giver

Lois Lowry. Laurel Leaf Library, $6.5 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-440-21907-1

Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, this thought-provoking novel centers on a 12-year-old boy's gradual disillusionment with an outwardly utopian futuristic society; in a starred review, PW said, ``Lowry is once again in top form... unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers.'' Ages 10-up. (Sept.)