Messenger

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 26, 2004 - Young Adult Fiction - 176 pages
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Strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the few people able to travel through the dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village’s closing and try to convince Seer’s daughter to return with him before it’s too late. But Forest has become hostile to Matty as well, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.

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User Review  - BEGivens - LibraryThing

Definitely my least favorite book of the three. I felt Gathering Blue and The Giver had more to offer than The Messenger. Lowry is still a great author and brought the characters together well, however the book didn't capture me as the others did. Read full review

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User Review  - KristyJewel - LibraryThing

Wow, just wow. I really liked this book. I remember reading "The Giver" and "Gathering Blue" when I was a child. I didn't understand the books like I do now. I love this series. "Messenger" offers more of a follow up on past characters in "The Giver" and "Gathering Blue." Read full review

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Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at loislowry.com or follow her on Twitter @LoisLowryWriter.

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