‘The Giver’ by Lois Lowry

The Giver is a 1993 American young adult dystopian novel by Lois Lowry.

The Giver won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. In Australia, Canada, and the United States, it is on many middle school reading lists, but it is also frequently challenged and it ranked number 11 on the American Library Association list of the most challenged books of the 1990s. A 2012 survey based in the U.S. designated it the fourth-best children’s novel of all time.

In 2014, a film adaptation was released, starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites.

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‘Eragon’ (Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini

Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. After self-publishing, Paolini spent a year traveling around the United States promoting the novel. By chance, the book was discovered by Carl Hiaasen, who got it re-published by Alfred A. Knopf. The re-published version was released on August 26, 2003.

Eragon was the third-best-selling children’s hardback book of 2003, and the second-best-selling paperback of 2005. It placed on the New York Times Children’s Books Best Seller list for 121 weeks and was adapted as a feature film of the same name that was released on December 15, 2006.

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