Son (Hardcover) by Lois Lowry
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About the BookTold 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.
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 QuotesWritten 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.
In the completely absorbing opening, Lowry transports readers back to the horrifying world from which Jonas came.
"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.