Friday, November 9, 2012

Son (Giver #4) by Lois Lowry - Paul's Pre Reading

Title: Son (The Giver Quartet #4)
Author: Lois Lowry
Year Published: 2012

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Synopsis:  They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive?  She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.

Why?:  The Giver is one of my favorite books of all time. I read it in elementary school and have reread it multiple times since then. I have since read each of the sequels as they have come out. I'm enjoyed them, but they haven't quite caught the spark that is The Giver. This is the last book in the quartet. 

Expectations: From the synopsis, it sounds like the protagonist is from the same community as The Giver. I am very excited to learn more about this community. I expect another strong story with a strong protagonist who has a special, unique gift. I hope it lives up to The Giver, but I am not expecting it to. 

Judging a book by its cover:  This cover reminds me of the end of The Giver when they come upon a house in the middle of a snow storm. The boy's eyes are haunting. This cover reminds me of the original cover of The Giver that was black with trees and The Giver's face.


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