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Son by Lois Lowry

Son (edition 2012)

by Lois Lowry

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Authors:Lois Lowry
Info:Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 400 pages
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loved this book til the last two chapters when everything felt rushed. I also wish gabe and jonas had been a lot closer. there was obviously a bond, I just wish it had been more ( )
  jnoble82 | Mar 20, 2017 |
In this finally to The Giver series you will find yourself more in love with the small and precious things in life. This is a great book to use when talking about culture and language. A big read, suggested for the purposes of discussing the things in life that bring value and purpose. ( )
  AnnaBailey | Mar 9, 2017 |
A little bland, a little generic, a little forgettable, but more than a little aimed toward a different demographic than my own. Despite a relatively recent publication date, Lois Lowry's Giver quartet conclusion isn't interested in contemporary young adult dystopian trends like blood and lust and bloodlust. Instead, this is very much "your father's" YA fiction, with clean and simple messages, morals, and people; a snoozer, but a pleasant one all the same. ( )
  steve520 | Dec 10, 2016 |
Right now this is the only member of the Giver Quartet I've got- I plan to get "The Giver," but I'm not sure about the other two. This one was out of the library and my curiosity was piqued enough to buy a copy- Gabe's mother was out there looking for him? What happens? Moreover, what happens to Jonas and the rest of the characters that have come together? Though I'd welcome another book in the series, I was pleased with how everything came together. The most interesting part, however, ended up being seeing another perspective on the community that Jonas left. ( )
  the1butterfly | Sep 3, 2016 |
Told in three parts, we get a book that attempts to tie together the world Lowry began building in The Giver. Part one focuses on the mother of Gabe and her attempts to get to know her son before he is released. This was easily the best part of the book. Part two continues to follow the mother after she has left the society. At this point, it becomes very disjointed and takes a good chunk of the book to find its footing again. Part three focuses on her "reunion" with her son and leaves the reader with a less than satisfactory conclusion not only to the book, but to the series. ( )
  benuathanasia | Jul 30, 2016 |
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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.

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Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.

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