In perhaps her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again
creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society
ruled by savagery and deceit and that shuns and discards the weak.
Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a
frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical
talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening
responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that
will change her life forever.
As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what
our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be
considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira's plight
and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the
This ebook includes a sample chapter of MESSENGER.