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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 2, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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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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Review: Son (The Giver Quartet #4)

User Review  - Royce - Goodreads

I've finished Son in the past few days and have been left to contemplate on the ending and parts of the book. Son takes place in a Dystopian society where people are assigned their lifetime jobs that ... Read full review

Review: Son (The Giver Quartet #4)

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*** WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE GIVER *** YAY I'M FINALLY FINISHED THIS SERIES!! I've been reading The Giver Quartet since I was, 14?! The Giver came out in 1993 and the final book ... Read full review

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Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the 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