Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Messenger by Lois Lowry

For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

My take: 3 looks
This is a wonderful series by Lowry. The commentary on life is worth the read alone, and the fact that she is such a good writer is the perfect bonus.

In this installment, we see characters from the second book in the series, Gathering Blue, but this is still a stand-alone story not requiring you to read them in order. The topics in this one range from family, handicaps, coming of age, greed and selfishness, and individual gifts or specialties. It is a very good YA book, and highly recommended.

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