As many of you know (particularly those of you who have been keeping up with this blog for years), one of the bookish causes dearest to me is Censorship/Book Banning Awareness. I try to argue for open-mindedness whenever & wherever necessary, which means I’m often fighting against censorship in its many and varied forms. Yes, censorship is still very much alive.
This is why, every year, I participate in Banned Books Week and why, for a long time, I hosted a regular meme called “Saturdays, Uncensored.”
This year, I am happy to participate in a Giveaway for Banned Books Week. But, I am also excited to offer a supplementary giveaway of THE GIVER QUARTET.
Lois Lowry’s The Giver literally changed my life. I know that might sound a bit over-the-top, but it’s true. I read the book for the first time when I was twelve, and I have read it numerous times since. Its message, one of tolerance, individuality, and acceptance, is deeply profound. It is a message still important, after all these years. More than that, though, The Giver was the first book I read that I actually loved. It opened up this whole new world to me and now, nearly twenty years later, here I am, an out-and-out “reader” to the nth degree.
Today, the long-anticipated fourth and final book in The Giver quartet, Son, goes on sale. In celebration of its release + the fact that it is Banned Books Week (and this book is often challenged), I wanted to do something special for my subscribers and offer up one complete set of The Giver quartet in hardcover! The series, though not LGBT related, does also fit into the theme of our The Literary Others event, in that it encourages compassion and respect for those who may be different from us.
So, there you have it. All four books in the series, in the beautiful hardback editions pictured above, could be yours!
The Giver by Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet #1)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet #2)
Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet #3)
Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet #4)
1. Be 13+ (with parental permission to enter if under 13).
2. Be a subscriber of this blog.
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THIS FORM. (Giveaway has ended)
4. Winner will need to respond to my e-mail within 48 hours or new winner will be selected.
5. One entry per person. Multiple entries will disqualify you.
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(+2) – Tweeting this Message: @RoofBeamReader is giving away The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry! Visit http://wp.me/p1n6kW-Zg and enter for your chance to win all 4 books!
That’s it! Good Luck!
Banned Books Week ends on October 6th, so that will be the last day I take entries for this giveaway.
Thanks so much! I loved The Giver and am excited to read the other books in the series!
Why don’t you still do Saturdays, Uncensored?
Unfortunately, I just don’t have the time to devote to it… perhaps it could return as a monthly, rather than weekly, feature. I’ll think about it!
awesome adam . good luck to all
Thank you this chance! This series sounds very interestiing! I already had the first book on my wishlist, but I always thought it was a standalone…don’t know why. >_<
What a giveaway bonanza lately on your blog! I’ve not yet read The Giver, seems it is a book that I need to read. I really like the beautiful matching covers of this set!
Yeah, it’s been wild – after October, though, things will likely be calming down for a very long time. I need to focus much more on my doctoral work.
Thanks for the giveaway! Honestly, I have never heard of these books – but with Banned Book week, I have been seeing them all over the place. I researched, and I think they will prove a great read. Oh, and I had to reword the tweet because it was too long.
The first is definitely brilliant, and many enjoy books 2 & 3 just as much. Son (the 4th) just came out today, so I can’t comment on that yet – but I’m really looking forward to reading it!
Hm… I thought I counted the characters correctly. I’ve changed the tweet a bit, so hopefully it fits, now. Thanks!
Thanks for the giveaway! I really enjoyed reading The Giver and Gathering Blue a few years ago, but I’ve yet to read the other two.
I accidentally submitted the form before completely filling it out…
And I heartily recommend The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean and The Dolphin People by Torsten Krol – my two favorite reads this summer.
I read ‘The Giver’ years ago, but hadn’t realised there were sequels. These will go straight onto my library list.
I read The Giver when I was in middle school and loved it! I only just recently found out about they others! Thanks for the giveaway!
This is a fantastic giveaway!!! I have been looking for The Messenger and The Son forever! Thank you so much!!! email@example.com
Awesome giveaway! I have only read the first book so I am definitely joining in this one! Thanks Adam! 🙂
Oh, I read the giver last month and I totally get it when you say you LOVED it. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. 🙂
I haven’t read the Giver and I didn’t know that this was a quartet let alone a book series :O space my insulence I would like to be enlighten by mean of reading them hopefully XD
I read The Giver years ago but none of the others yet. I can’t wait to read them!
This series sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.
Thanks for the giveaway!