Posts Tagged: Lois Lowry

What If We Were Allowed to Do Anything We Wanted?: A Conversation with Clare Beams


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Lois Lowry on Lord of the Flies


Lois Lowry takes to the New York Times with her story of reading Lord of the Flies for the first time at age sixteen, and how her perspective on its portrayal of children and violence has (and hasn’t) changed in the book’s six decades since publication:

Today’s young readers, inundated as they have been recently by violent apocalyptic books, probably cannot imagine the effect William Golding’s novel had on the innocent and introspective girl that I was then.