Messenger by Lois Lowry
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Lowry's writing is, as always, rich and beautifully textured, and her story is gripping -- but while a little ambiguity can be intriguing, it's a spice best used sparingly.
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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. This ebook includes a sample chapter of SON.
 

About Lois Lowry

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Lois Lowry is an award-winning author who has written many popular books for young adults. She was twice the recipient of the Newbery Medal, for Number the Stars and for The Giver. The author lives in Cambridge, MA.
 
Published April 26, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 178 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Feb 16 2004

Her lessons about the effects of consumerism on society and the importance of knowing one's history never feel teacherly.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Terry Miller Shannon on Oct 18 2011

In elegant prose, the author doesn't flinch away from harshness yet somehow manages to offer up hope.

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Common Sense Media

Below average
Jan 01 2011

Lowry's writing is, as always, rich and beautifully textured, and her story is gripping -- but while a little ambiguity can be intriguing, it's a spice best used sparingly.

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