Messenger by Lois LowryMessenger by Lois Lowry


byLois Lowry

Mass Market Paperback | January 24, 2006

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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.

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Lois Lowry was twice the recipient of the Newbery Medal, for Number the Stars and for The Giver. She lives in Maine.
Title:MessengerFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 0.49 inPublished:January 24, 2006Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0440239125

ISBN - 13:9780440239123

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breaks your heart but wonderfully written Mini Book Review: This one just about broke my heart! I was crying my eyes out on the plane ride home (And yes my son was making fun of me, thank you very much). Cannot say more that that or I would spoil the story. I could feel the authors pain for her lost son and her hope for society (sorry met her at BEA last year and learned about her life), I really felt this was the author putting her heart out for us all to see. As I have mentioned before her stories are so simple, yet complex. You can pick up so much from her commentary on society and the discussions you could have about this are unending. I also enjoyed the connecting of the stories from The Giver and Gathering Blue. Lots of moments of light humour added just when you needed them most, which to me is the sign of a brilliant writer. My only complaint, as with the other books in the series, are that some questions not answered and I wanted more. Still want to know how the Trader got so much power, how leader didn't know and what happened to him at the end. Sorry I am needy I want everything wrapped up. Cannot wait to crack open Son. Unfortunately I got about 6 other books to review before that happens. 4.5 Dewey's I purchased this for my Kobo for my trip to Cancun (Read the whole thing on the plane ride home - thanks hubby for sitting with Jesse)
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Conclusion to The Giver Series This book answered questions for me about the series, many of which I didn't even realize I had until I was presented with the end result. Part of what I had enjoyed about the previous two was the open ending. It is a complete story on its own, but I really really recommend reading The Giver then Gathering Blue first. Memorable and thought provoking.
Date published: 2008-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overcoming hate. When hate and discrimination sweep over the Village, villagers try to close its borders to others in need of refuge. Matty sets out on a journey to reunite a young girl, in a neighbouring village, with her blind father. This is an intellectual and emotional tale of overcoming prejudice and knowing how to use one's natural gifts and abilites.
Date published: 2006-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from There's A Different World Out There... Addictive! A story with a moral that people know even while reading this book without caring. Lois Lowry changed the way I've looked at this world ever since i read this book. Our world, the world we are living in is a world many people think is hard, but compared to Matt's world... our world is great. In Matt's world the disabled are cast aside and selfishness are bowed down on to. A world that even nature is the enemy, but sometimes a few people can come along and change peoples life. But sacraficing their own. Loyal...Brave...Love...Misery These things can teach us stuff that 10 years in school can't. It's a book that can change everone's life.
Date published: 2006-06-06