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Son by Lois Lowry

And with this, I have completed The Giver quartet. I was very nervous going in to this experience. The Giver was such an important part of my life as a reader. I was scared that I would be disappointed... but I should've had more faith in Lois Lowry. She GAVE me the gift of literature... something that makes me the person I am. I should've known she would never let me down.

Son was a beautiful, full circle ending to the quartet that paid perfect tribute to the first story. Lowry's ending did right by the characters I fell in love with 20 years ago. I wish I had the ability to send her a thank you card.


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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