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Messenger by Lois Lowry

Messenger (original 2004; edition 2009)

by Lois Lowry

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Authors:Lois Lowry
Info:Bantam Books for Young Readers (2009), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
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Messenger by Lois Lowry (2004)



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In Lowry's third book of The Giver series, you find yourself looking for purpose along side the main character Matty. When the community decides that they should close the gates so as to say that outcast and those from the surroundings communities are no longer welcome, Matty is put on a mission to bring someone home before the gates close. In this book we deal with selfishness, collaboration and sacrifice. How much of your soul would you sell? ( )
  AnnaBailey | Mar 9, 2017 |
The messenger is a good book that makes fantasy interesting and demonstrates the power of teamwork. The characters are very relatable. I would recommend this book to anyone ( )
  jtocain | Oct 23, 2016 |
This book is a good read that ties in with two previous books that Lois Lowry wrote. It includes positive role models and messages. I believe that this would be a great book for anyone around age 12 and up. ( )
  achclaire | Oct 23, 2016 |
This is a good series. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
A great science fiction novel. This story grasps your attention at the beginning of the book and holds it to the very end. While reading this book, you will become a non-existent character in this book. This is a great novel to analyze and go into depth with students.
  JasmineARice | Jul 28, 2016 |
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While ''Messenger'' may tie the three stories together just a little too neatly, it is still far from a sweet resolution. Up to the last anguished page, Lois Lowry shows how hard it is to build community. I suspect that many young readers will want to return to all three stories.
This book is about a boy named Matty who came to the Village six years ago and now they want to close the village to newcomers. Matty must send messages to those who are planning to come and move to the Village including where he originated from. I didn't really like this book as it didn't interest me and its description's were weak and vague. I didn't like the way the author wrote the book especially at the end of the book where it was unclear what happened. I think it is a good book for people who like science fiction books. I also didn't like this book because it had mythical things like "using your gift to change the world."
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Lois Lowry’s Messenger continues the quartet beginning with the quintessential dystopian novel, The Giver, and Gathering Blue, followed by Son.

For 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.

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Matty, a young member of a utopian community that values honesty, conceals an emerging healing power that he cannot explain or understand.

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