Anthem [book review]

Ayn Rand Anthem 105 pages Signet, 1938 Story: Ayn Rand for beginners, a disturbing look at a dark future society in which the individual has become lost among the crowd. There is no independence or encouraged thought; there is only the greater good, no personal desire. Equality 7-2521 is the only name given to the […]

Gossamer [book review]

Lois Lowry Gossamer 144 pages Hougton Mifflin, 2006 Story: Dream makers help people by creating dreams made out of fragments of their lives. One little boy named John and his mother need good dreams because of their difficult lives. The giving of dreams is called the bestowal and the story takes us through this nightly […]

City of Ember [book review]

Jeanne Duprau City of Ember 270 pages Yearling, 2003 Story: Lina and Doon are worried that their underground city will soon run out of supplies and that there are certain things the Mayor isn’t telling the citizens of Ember. All the light in the city comes from lamps and floodlights that have to be turned […]