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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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Great ending to a great 4- book series! - LibraryThing
My only real criticism is that the ending felt abrupt. - LibraryThing
Intriguing and at times the writing is almost musical. - LibraryThing
What a perfect ending to the world of the Giver. - LibraryThing
I think that's the power in her writing. - LibraryThing
As a writer she allows for the questions to linger. - LibraryThing

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A rather unnecessary conclusion to the Giver. I did really enjoy and maybe even "love" Gathering Blue & Messenger, even though it ruined The Giver's brilliant ambiguous ending. This was a simple, plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - kvelin - LibraryThing

Emotions and relationships are major influences in our daily lives. Can you imagine a world where the very things that shape our lives are stripped away? In Lois Lowry’s book "Son", the reader is ... Read full review

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Lois Lowry 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