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Messenger

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Lois Lowery
Houghton Mifflin
Release Date:Apr-26-2004





Age Level
young adult

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  ZR

This book is about a boy named Matty who wants to earn his true name. Matty used to be a boy who would steal and cheat,but as the years went by he grew up. Matty now lives in the village,with a blind man named Seer to take care of him. Then one day, Matty has to go back to the place that he lived in when he was a little boy to announce the closing of the village. Matty also brings Seer's daughter back,named Kira. As Matty and Kira go through the Forest,they face many challenges having to do with how they are going to survive.

My opinion of the book is that it was written very powerfully. An example of this is when Matty and Kira struggle to go through the Forest by themselves. It is also a powerful book because Matty dies,but he dies with dignity. Matty and Kira also are very strong characters because Kira lives with a broken leg,while Matty struggles to go through the Forest. They also have very strong personalities because they both believe that they can achieve their goals. I basically liked all the characters of the book a lot because they all had good characteristics. This book is for people who believe that they can achieve anything that they put there mind to.

Rating: 8



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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  SC

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.

The beginning of this book started out very mysteriously, and a lot of mystical occurrences started to be mentioned and noticed. For this reason I think that the other two books of this trilogy that Lois Lowery has written, The Giver and Gathering Blue, are clearer and understandable than The Messenger. The end of this book was very sad and I thought could have been done in a better way, one that would leave the reader less perplexed and depressed. To read this book and to get all of what it means, Gathering Blue should probably be read before it.

Rating: 7



Messenger

Messenger by Lois Lowery
Lois Lowery
Houghton Mifflin
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Age Level
young adult

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