EasterGroceryClothing, Shoes & AccessoriesHomeFurnitureKitchen & DiningOutdoor Living & GardenElectronicsVideo GamesToysMovies, Music & BooksSports & OutdoorsBabyBeautyPersonal CareHealthPetsHousehold EssentialsSchool & Office SuppliesArts, Crafts & SewingParty SuppliesLuggageTarget OpticalClearanceGift IdeasCharacter ShopGift CardsBlack-Owned or Founded Brands at TargetTarget New ArrivalsTarget Finds#TargetStyleLunar New YearCelebrate Black History MonthBlack Beyond MeasureMás QuePride 365Women-Owned Brands at TargetAsian-Owned Brands at TargetTop DealsTarget Circle OffersWeekly AdShop Order PickupShop Same Day DeliveryRegistryRedCardTarget CircleFind Stores

Sponsored

Son (Hardcover) by Lois Lowry - image 1 of 1
Son (Hardcover) by Lois Lowry - image 1 of 1
$17.39 when purchased online

About this item

Description



About the Book



Told in three separate story lines, Lowry's "Son" combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver QuartetN"The Giver" (1994 Newbery Medal winner), "Gathering Blue, " and "Messenger"Ninto a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom.



Book Synopsis



The thrilling and long-awaited conclusion to the Newbery Medal-winning Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry.

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. 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.In this thrilling series finale, Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal-winning book, The Giver.



Review Quotes



Written with powerful, moving simplicity, Claire's story stands on its own, but as the final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters, reprises provocative socio-political themes, and offers a transcending message of tolerance and hope. Bravo!
--Kirkus, starred review

Lowry is one of those rare writers who can craft stories as meaningful as they are enticing.
--Booklist, starred review

Son is a tender conclusion to this memorable story, and definitely the best of the books in this sequence since The Giver itself.
--School Library Journal, starred review

The strength of this novel is its compassionate portrait of a mother's commitment to her lost child.
--Horn Book

In the completely absorbing opening, Lowry transports readers back to the horrifying world from which Jonas came.
--Publishers Weekly

"A consummate stylist, Lowry handles it all magnificently: the leaps in time, the shifts in perspective, the moments of extreme emotion -- fear, joy, sadness -- all conveyed in unadorned prose that seizes the heart. Give this book to your child, your grandmother, your senator, your neighbor: It's a bipartisan tale for our times."
--The Washington Post

"Lois Lowry's Son [is] a gripping end to the Giver series"
--The Los Angeles Times

"It's the kind of book that will stay with you for days as you wonder about what it says about human nature, society, and the future of society."
--YPulse.com

A quiet, sorrowful, deeply moving exploration of the powers of empathy and the obligations of love.
--The New York Times Book Review



About The Author



Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for Number the Stars (1990) and The Giver (1994), the first dystopian novel in a quartet that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and, as of fall 2012, Son. She now divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.7 Inches (W) x 1.4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 393
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Values + Virtues
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover
Author: Lois Lowry
Language: English
Street Date: October 2, 2012
TCIN: 14246720
UPC: 9780547887203
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0637
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 8.75 inches length x 6 inches width x 1.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.1 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 30 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.
loading...

Get top deals, latest trends, and more.

Privacy policy

Footer

About Us

About TargetCareersNews & BlogTarget BrandsBullseye ShopSustainability & GovernancePress CenterAdvertise with UsInvestorsAffiliates & PartnersSuppliersTargetPlus

Help

Target HelpReturnsTrack OrdersRecallsContact UsFeedbackAccessibilitySecurity & FraudTeam Member Services

Stores

Find a StoreClinicPharmacyOpticalMore In-Store Services

Services

Target Circle™Target Circle™ CardTarget Circle 360™Target AppRegistrySame Day DeliveryOrder PickupDrive UpFree 2-Day ShippingShipping & DeliveryMore Services
PinterestFacebookInstagramXYoutubeTiktokTermsCA Supply ChainPrivacyCA Privacy RightsYour Privacy ChoicesInterest Based Ads