Messenger

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.
 
Messenger 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
 
 
 

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Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like
you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could
do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit,
but instead of that, this is fantastic blog. A great read.

I'll certainly be back.

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