Messenger

Messenger

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Strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the few people able to travel through the dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village's closing and try to convince Seer's daughter to return with him before it's too late. But Forest has become hostile to Matty as well, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 294.84g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0547995679
  • 9780547995670
  • 413,018

Review quote

Lowry masterfully presents another thought-provoking, haunting tale in this third novel, a companion to The Giver and Gathering Blue. Publishers Weekly, Starred

Lowry moves far beyond message, writing with a beautiful simplicity rooted in political fable, in warm domestic detail, and in a wild natural world, just on the edge of realism. Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

Told in simple, evocative prose, this companion to The Giver (1993) and Gathering Blue (2000) can stand on its own as a powerful tale of great beauty. Kirkus Reviews, Starred
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About Lois Lowry

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 an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com.
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Rating details

124,848 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 29% (36,638)
4 40% (49,907)
3 24% (30,496)
2 5% (6,402)
1 1% (1,405)
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