The Giver Quartet #3
Pub. Date: 2004
Type: Fiction ~ Library Book
Rating: Liked it ♥
SPOILERS: Some small spoilers, nothing big. This is the third book in the series. In this review I reference story lines in the first two books. If you have not read THE GIVER and Gathering Blue this review will contain spoilers.
Messenger is the continuing story of Matty and the blind man, both characters we met in Gathering Blue. The Village in Messenger is different from any we have experienced yet, people actually have choices and freedom, there is kindness and fair treatment. It is known as a place oppressed people can come to.
But things have changed, the village is being closed, the forest surrounding the village seems to be alive with a malevolent influence, in Matty’s last trip through the forest to post notices and deliver a special message, he needs to use his power in a way he never expected.
In this world everyone has a unique power, some gift, most are benevolent, but one with an evil gift has crept in. If I say anything more it will most likely give away the whole thing. I don’t like doing that so I will stop now.
Once aqain, I am of the opinion if you liked the two previous books you will like this one also.
Posted by Belleza on November 12, 2014 in Fantasy, Science Fiction, YA Fiction and tagged 3 Stars, Dystopian, eBooks, Library Book, Liked it ♥, Lois Lowry, Post-apocalyptic, Series.
I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES.
I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes.
I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads..
I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet.
And last but not least. I love the Yankees.