Messenger by: Lois Lowry
The young boy Mattie is introduced in the book Gathering Blue
as a friend and confidant of Kira. Mattie; who is often in trouble and is always hungry looks after Kira as she adapts to her new life working for the Elders.
In Messenger, Mattie leaves Kira and soon finds himself happy and well adjusted living in Village with Kira’s father. But years after his arrival strange occurrences catch Mattie’s eye as he notices that the things which once made village special are now disappearing.
Eager to be of assistance to Leader (Jonah, from The Giver
), Mattie undertakes a dangerous mission into Forest to deliver messages along the path to notify travelers from other towns of the new policies in Village.
by Lois Lowery is a continuation of the story Gathering Blue
and the third book in The Giver
quartet. A quick read or a short 3 hour listen Messenger
is a fantastic illustration of a young boy with a desire to do good and a newly found determination to maintain a worthwhile character.
Historical Value- 0
Emotional Value- 4
Entertainment Value- 3
Personal Character Value- 4
Age recommendation- 12-100