Tuesday, January 29, 2013


by Lois Lowry
November 2012

"They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive?  She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.

Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil." Description from Amazon

At long last - the final book in the Giver series. Although, I am not sure if readers really knew that she was planning to write it. After the Giver ended fans were begging Lois Lowry to explain the ending. Did Jonas die? Did he reach his destination? What happened!!?? Lowry never intended to write three other novels after the first. But she did and now she has brought it all full circle. I won't say that she completed the series or answered all of my questions because I still have many.

This was a satisfying ending to me. I don't think she needs to go further. She could, however, write a prequel and I'd be happy!

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