Messenger

by Lois Lowry

Random House Children's Books | January 13, 2009 | Mass Market Paperbound

Messenger is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.

Messenger is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller The Giver, now a major motion picture.
 
Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 176 pages, 6.88 × 4.13 × 0.38 in

Published: January 13, 2009

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385737165

ISBN - 13: 9780385737166

Found in: Fairy Tales
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the best books I have ever read!!! After reading the giver ad watching the movie, I was convinced that I had to read the rest of the series. I read the first chapter, thinking that I would get bored throughout the book, but ever page I read, left me wanting more. I highly recommend the whole series for someone who wants an engaging, light read. It has the perfect blend of mystery, joy and will have you one the edge of your seat. (a very fast reader, depending on your pace)
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Scary and Sad, but soooo good! Well, Lois Lowry did not seem to disappoint with this final installment of her series. I loved how it brought together the 3 main characters in a way that made a lot of sense. Also, I couldn't help but wonder, what happened to the baby that "Leader" had arrived to "Village" with? That's the only thing that left me thinking. Anyways, it's a nice development and the story really leaves you waiting to see what happens next. The ending was really sad though. :( I wanted to cry, but at least everything was at peace. This book is just as great as the first two and if you liked them well then you should definitely read this book!
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fell short Messenger is the last in the trilogy that commenced with the ever popular The Giver, and which then was followed by Gathering Blue. Unfortunately the first two novels proved to be difficult acts to follow successfully, in my opinion. This story seemed somewhat contrived, haphazard and written with less creative flow. I was left with a lot of unanswered questions by the end, and felt slightly ripped off and let down. Ultimately I feel the story had the potential to be so much more. Ah, well, I would still recommend the series for children, as I do find there are a lot of morality issues addressed as well as an underlying meaningful social commentary. www.booksnakereviews.blogspot.com
Date published: 2008-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down This is the companion book to the Giver and Gathering Blue. All three books are stand alones, but together they tell an even better story. They make you wonder what might happen in our future if we are not careful about our actions today. Matt and his friends shows you the true meaning of compassion and caring. There is a bit of a surprise but understandable ending. Each of these books leave you wanting more.
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Messenger I think that this book is excellent and anybody who doesn't read this is really missing out!!
Date published: 2005-06-29

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Messenger

Messenger

by Lois Lowry

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 176 pages, 6.88 × 4.13 × 0.38 in

Published: January 13, 2009

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385737165

ISBN - 13: 9780385737166

About the Book

The companion novel to Lowry's Newbery Medal winner "The Giver" follows young Matty as he makes one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

From the Publisher

Messenger is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller The Giver, now a major motion picture.
 
Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Lois Lowry was twice the recipient of the Newbery Medal, for Number the Stars and for The Giver. She lives in Maine.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12