Monday, October 15, 2012

Bibliophile's Corner

Son
by Lois Lowry

Amazon Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
The long-awaited epic finale to Lois Lowry's The Giver series does not disappoint. The master storyteller skillfully weaves the main characters from the previous books - The Giver, Gathering Blue, and The Messenger - into her latest dystopian novel. Son just might be the best in the series, and that's saying something... since The Giver was awarded the Newbery Medal! At the back of this amazing book is a guide for discussion and classroom use that is extremely thought-provoking. I would highly recommend Son to readers, students, teachers, and writers from the ages of eight to eighty!
I have attached a link to a recent interview with Lois Lowry - click here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/04/lois-lowry-the-giver-son_n_1940969.html

8 comments:

  1. How did I miss that there were more books after THE GIVER????? I'm off to amazon...

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    1. Sara - You're not the only one! I just read Gathering Blue and The Messenger in the last month.

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    1. Lois Lowry is an amazing author - what an inspiration! Thanks, Loree.

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  3. I loved the Giver. I didn't know it was a series. Shoot me now. Going to check it out.

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    1. I love the books, and only have them on my Kindle Fire. I'm going to ask my hubby for the set in hardback for Christmas. Thanks, Elizabeth!

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  4. Now I'll have to read the Giver as well! ;)

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