Thursday, June 13, 2013

Book Talk Thursday Linky @ Reading Toward the Stars

Just made a wonderful discovery--Andrea from Reading Toward the Stars is hosting a new Book Talk Thursday Linky! Thought we would join in the fun...

If you are a fan of The Giver by Lois Lowry, the fourth novel in the quartet will bring an ending to the questions you wanted answered in the first novel. 

Son is divided into three parts.  The main character, Claire, lives in the same community as Jonas from The Giver. Clair has been assigned Birthmother in the community, but during the delivery of "the product" complications arise.  Something happens to Claire that has never happened to anyone else in the community, so she is given another assignment. However, Claire is unable to put what happened to "the product" out of her mind and begins her persistent quest to find her son--all the while you as a reader will revisit the characters from the first three novels in the quartet--The Giver, Gathering Blue, and The Messenger.

For me, it has been a long time since reading The Giver and Gathering Blue, so I had to go back and refresh my memory, although it is not required that you read the first three books in the quartet. Since this novel was our May book club read, I was able to discuss my thoughts, the underlying themes, my favorite characters, etc. I find it hard to imagine living in a society where you are told what to do and to live a life without feeling.  

I recommend reading each of the novels in the quartet.  Though Lois Lowry will take you into unimaginable societies, you will definitely want to go along for the ride. 

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  1. OOOh! I LOVE The Giver and I have never read this one! This will be added to my summer reading list :) Thanks for sharing!!


  2. Thank you for linking up! I read The Giver for a class I took and couldn't put it down. I will definitely be adding the rest of the books to my reading list!

    It is disturbing to even think about living in a society like that, but The Giver was so intriguing!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  3. I just finished reading The Giver to prepare for teaching seventh grade English this summer, now I HAVE to read the other books! Thanks for the recommendation! :)


  4. Oh, I like this post! Wish listing it now. :). Thanks.
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  5. I put this on my summer read list... ordered it from Barnes and Noble so I can pick it up. The Giver is one of my favorite books! My list of favorite book is getting longer! Thank you!

  6. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! I will be rereading the first three...I am so excited to know that we will have some answers :)) Thanks again!

  7. I didn't know about the Messenger and Son! I went to Barnes and Noble this week and picked up the Messenger and will get Son soon! Thank you!