Son, by Lois Lowry

Summary:  Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.

Houghton Mifflin

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4 Responses

  1. i really really want to read this!

  2. This book was amazing, once i got into the story, I couldn’t put the book down. I was so interested in how Claire was finding her son, it took a while to get to the suspense, but it was worth the wait!

  3. I felt like this book had the Newberry feel to it. The characters were so well developed and the story was very unique. I haven’t read the Messenger but i still felt like I got the complete story. I agree that the suspense as a little late but when you got the suspense it didn’t really matter how long you had to wait!

  4. This book is definitely the newbery!!!!!!!!!! it is such a great book. it stands on its own despite the fact it is there is three books that come before it. I read The Giver and Gathering Blue but not The Messenger and i still understood everything. The character developement and plot are both amazing!!!!!!!! There is also a good ending. I agree that it is worth the wait for the suspense. This book has great feeling in it. i was so sad when Claire lost her memory and when she lost her youth. This is now my top pick.

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