Emily’s October Recommendation

Son by Lois Lowry

“Anyone who loved The Giver will enjoy this continuation of Jonas and Gabe’s story.  The book begins shortly before the events of The Giver, but is told from the perspective of Claire, a birthmother (and the mother of Gabe) in the Community.  This first of three sections shows a different side of the original story and more fully develops the character of Jonas’ Nurturer father.  Next, we see Claire struggle to find Gabe, the son who was taken from her without warning.  Finally, we are taken back to Gabe, now a teenager desperate to find the mother he hardly remembers.  The ending, though a bit rushed and almost too easy, is still a satisfying conclusion to the story that began years ago with The Giver.  I would recommend for teens and adults.”

Read about it or request it from the library catalog!

3 Similar Reads (Fiction)

1) Shade’s Children by Garth Nix (Access to library catalog here!)

2) The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi (Access to library catalog here!)

3) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Access to library catalog here!)


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