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Monday, April 1, 2013

Messenger by Lois Lowry

by Lois Lowry
ISBN: 9780385737166
Buy from Indigo
Suggested Ages: 12+ (nothing objective)
Buy from Indigo

DescriptionFor the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that 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 make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

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)

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