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Son | [Lois Lowry]

Son

When the young girl washed up on their shore, no one knew she had been a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been carved from her belly. Stolen. Claire had had a son. She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. When he was taken from their community, she knew she had to follow. And so her journey began. But here in this wind-battered village Claire is welcomed as one of their own. In the security of her new home, she is free and loved. She grows stronger.
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Publisher's Summary

"They called her Water Claire."

When the young girl washed up on their shore, no one knew she had been a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been carved from her belly. Stolen.

Claire had had a son. She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. When he was taken from their community, she knew she had to follow. And so her journey began.

But here in this wind-battered village Claire is welcomed as one of their own. In the security of her new home, she is free and loved. She grows stronger. As tempted as she is by the warmth of more human kindness than she has ever known, she cannot stay. Her son is out there; a young boy by now. Claire will stop at nothing to find her child...even if it means trading her own life.

With Son, the two-time Newbery Medal - winning Lois Lowry has spun another mesmerizing tale in this thrilling and long-awaited conclusion to The Giver.

©2012 Lois Lowry (P)2012 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"Claire's story stands on its own, but as the final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters, reprises provocative socio-political themes, and offers a transcending message of tolerance and hope." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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    Karen Bothell, WA, United States 01-14-13
    Karen Bothell, WA, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "If she was trying to write another challenged book"

    Ugh, what is this post apocolytical trendiness. Quasi Biblical themes. The narrator was very good, which is why I trudged through this. I suppose the market for this story is Hunger Game fans. I prefer more originality.

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    Cyndi SAINT PAUL, MN, United States 11-08-12
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    Would you try another book from Lois Lowry and/or Bernadette Dunne?

    yes


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lois Lowry? Why or why not?

    yes


    Have you listened to any of Bernadette Dunne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not. She did a great job as narrator.


    Could you see Son being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Kristen Dunst.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Belinda Somewhere, CA 10-08-12
    Belinda Somewhere, CA 10-08-12 Member Since 2006

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    "Heavy handed predictable story"

    Everything seems being put together by the author conveniently. The interesting and different worlds that the author described in the previous books ended in this book with a pretty cliched fairy tale.

    However, unlike the other books, this book does have a very clear end, guessing the author just run out of steam to imagine some innovative evils.

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