©2004 Lois Lowry; (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Builds suspense to the last heart-wrenching page." (Booklist)
"Simply and beautifully written..." (The New York Times Book Review)
You can learn as much from a terrible book as a brilliantly written one.
After reading The Giver, I decided to read mesenger. I had hope that this book would be as good as The Giver. I was a bit disapointed however. In this book the author left too much questions unanswered. In The Giver, she did leave some questions out, but thouse aren't impprtant questions. Besides from that this book is great.
i loved the story, but at the beginning it felt slow and akward (writtenwise) but after a while everything became familiar and trully a sequell to both gathering blue and the giver, i do hate the ends that lois lowry, she leaves you hanging
My mind wondered while listening. I did not care for this book. I enjoyed the first two, I wish they were more a continuation from the first book which I loved. Maybe my expectations would have been different had they been separate books.
Rabbits and other furry creatures are our FRIENDS! They are NOT food or fur! ~Namaste~
I think I read this story out of sequence and had problems figuring out what was happening until I re-read the Giver and Gathering Blue. Lowry does write interesting, well-thought-out, characters and environments and this is no exception. My original reason for getting it, and why I wound up with it out of sequence was that I saw it was read by David Morse. I've liked his acting, and especially his voice, since the days of the medical show he was on when he first began TV work. I can't remember the show, but I remember him.
this book has a deeper meaning to it and perhaps even a spiritual one. when people become selfish everything around them isn't in harmony; things no longer work together and in ones selfishness ways of life are destroyed. because of a village selfishness a little boy had to give up his life in order to save the life of many others. this story in some ways reminds me of Jesus and how he came to this world as a healer and savior. just as the little boy had to give up his life to save others so did Christ give up his life to save the whole world. I feel like many lessons can be learned from this book and overall it was a good read
Because this is a fantastic work of art.
That it wasn't too long or drawn out. It was the perfect length for this part of the Giver series.
I loved the old blind man, Kira's father.
The end. Oh my god.
Well worth the listen. You won't regret this at all.
I loved all of the books in this particular series by Lowry, except this one. I feel like this was the weakest link of all four books. I think it was the choice of main character. I feel like the choice to write an entire book about Matt was not the best. He seems to do better as a supporting character than a main one. Story was kind of slow and predictable towards the end. Maybe if he had a love interest of some other aspect to focus on besides his gift the story would have been more intriguing. I feel like this book was made to fill in minor gaps between Gathering Blue and Son. It could just as well been part of one of the other books. Matt’s story could be probably be told in about 5 pages.
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