Son by Lois Lowry~
I was so excited when I found out that Lois Lowry was publishing another book in The Giver trilogy. I picked up Son on Sunday and am already halfway through it. Reading about the world of The Giver again is like picking up a conversation with an old friend; it doesn’t take long to get the chemistry going again. So far, it seems like Lowry has created yet another character, Claire, who is as real and fascinating as the others she’s created in this series. It’s inspiring to begin this book as we enter our character unit this year.
If you’re interested in this series, you should definitely start with The Giver. It sets the tone for the others, and will help you understand them more completely. It’s also a fantastic book on its own. It won the Newbery Medal in 1994. Here’s a great amateur book trailer that captures some of its big ideas nicely without giving too much away:
If you decide to read The Giver, you HAVE TO talk to me when you finish it. Some of my favorite conversations with readers are about the ending to this book. Personally, I love how Lowry wrote the ending – but not everyone does! 🙂