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An Unfinished Trilogy,
This review is from: Messenger (Mass Market Paperback)
A famous man once said leave them wanting more and Lois Lowery has done just that with her "Messenger". This is the final chapter of a trilogy and it leaves you guessing the future. This is not a bad thing, but it is unfinished just as Lowry wanted.
Matty is now close to being named messenger, which he desperatly wants. The village he lives in depends on him to travel between the various communities and keep in touch. Except something is wrong, his once open village to all is now closing to outsiders and there is a corruption among the once welcoming folks of his village. This is also combined with the fact that the forest has turned deadly to the residents. Yet Matty must travel one more time to fetch Kira to bring her back to her father the Seer.
The "Messenger" ties the the "The Giver", "Gathering Blue", and "The Messenger" together with all three main characters of the books actually living in the same time period and dealing with each other. The ending is both sad and hopefull. I will not reveal the ending because it will ruin the ending and that is not fair to you. The "Messenger" is both enjoyable and a fast read. It is also full of thinking material and this is just what the doctor ordered for tweeners to help them think through tough subjects such as exclusion and death. Highly Recommended.