Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
Messenger (Giver Quartet, Book 3) Kindle Edition
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Inside Flap
- ASIN : B003JTHWKK
- Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers (26 April 2004)
- Language : English
- File size : 8488 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 194 pages
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from India
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
At the periphery of Village lies Forest, which is alive with danger, and which seemingly disallows passage to people who had found sanctuary in Village to go back where they come from. Matty has immunity from Forest and is able to navigate it to send messages to other communities.
The main focus of the story is on how a sanctuary like Village that is made up of immigrants begins to darken from its core and turn hostile to asylum seekers, with its inhabitants voting to build a wall to stop them from coming in. Matty notices that this change of heart has something to do with a Trade Mart where strangely for a barter trade economy, the villagers attend empty handed, but still manages to trade and leave the gathering with visibly darker traits. He has to race against time to convince Kira, who is still living in the community we saw in “Gathering Blue” to come to Village before the borders are closed. But in order to do that, he has to battle Forest, which starts to “thicken” and attack him and Kira.
For a young adult speculative fiction novel published in 2004, it is eerily prescient, considering the current migrant issues and what is happening in the US. However, it is a very slim novel, and while the writing is spectacular, there was too little development and I felt that Lowry all but glossed over many of the finer moments that could have really shone with a little more elaboration.
It was found that if a child had an exceptional skill their parents were murdered and the child brought up by the council, in the village where Matt lived now with Kira's father there was talk of closing the village to outsiders, Matt had one chance left to bring Kira to her father but the forest had other ideas
It's a lovely book, Matty, who we met in Gathering Blue, is now a teenager, and such a great character, he has matured and is just a very nice young man. He lives with Kira's father, who we met in the last book as well. This follows on from the end of the last book, and is the story of what's happening in Village, which yet another community co existing with the previous two.
I found it a compelling and heartbreaking story, every bit as worth reading as the two before it.