Looking Back: A Book of Memories

In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry’s writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own—her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty years of her life, including the making of the film, The Giver. Readers will find inspiration and insight in this poignant trip through a legendary writer’s past.

Looking Back

While most people know about the book The Giver, not many people know about the person behind the book—Lois Lowry. In this autobiography, we learn about her in a firsthand narrative!

The format of this book is not like normal autobiographies. Instead of just chapters and chapters of stories about the person’s life, this book is filled with pictures as well as a page or two about each photograph. It is truly fascinating!

The cover is really intriguing in a strange sort of way. Instead of thinking to myself, “Hey, this looks like an adventurous story,” I thought, “Wow, I wonder what story is behind that picture!” This cover deserves 4 stars!

I definitely like the book altogether! Reading autobiographies can be at times thought of as a chore. I mean, sometimes an autobiography seems to go on and on and never stop. Where is the action? In this book, the reader is swept immediately into the world of Lois Lowry! I am going to give this book 5 stars! I would recommend this to any person, young or old, in need of an inspiring autobiography.


Title: Looking Back: A Book of Memories

Author: Lois Lowry

Author’s Website: http://www.loislowry.com/

Reading Resolution: #44


This review is written in my own opinions and words.


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