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Lois Lowry Giver Series: The Giver, Messenger, Gathering Blue

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Chapters: The Giver, Messenger, Gathering Blue. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Giver is a 1993 soft science fiction novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a future society which is at first p ...more
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Published June 21st 2010 by Books LLC
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After reading "The Giver" three times, I was excited to learn more of the story in "The Messenger" and "Gathering Blue." I was never satisfied with the ending of "The Giver." I especially wasn't satisfied that it was truly the end of the story and always chose to believe there was more. Then I discovered these books. Lowry's vision of the future is intriguing and her characters are interesting and well-developed. If you've read "The Giver" you will want to slip back into the future a couple more ...more
Diego Vargas
The Giver
. The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry

One of the best books I have ever read. A very good book with a plot line that makes sense. I read this with wight nuckles and big eyes. A must read.I really can go in to the unnatural world that Jonas lives in

Gathering Blue
Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2) by Lois Lowry

I have seen a lot of bad rating for this book becuase people think that it is a sequal to The Giver. Its not.
The 3rd book is a sequal to gathering blue and tells a very basic story of what happened to Jonas and Gabe.
Beware... the next thing I will tell you comes f
As someone who loved "The Giver" many years ago, I was thrilled to find out there were two more books. I was slightly confused after reading the second one - yes, it was about another Utopian society, but how did it relate to "Giver"? I found the connection in the third book. Well-written with a great message, I am thrilled that this became a series. I only wish that there was a book that covered the same period of time as "Gathering Blue" that took place in Village.
Crystal Lay
I read The Giver years ago and didn't realize it was part of a series of books until recently. I am a fan of utopian themes that run through a story and loved The Giver so knew I had to read the rest of the series. In the beginning of the second book I was struggling to figure out a connection to The Giver, but as I continued through the series the connections became more clear. The main characters in each book grip your heart from the start and you become emotionally invested in their futures. ...more
I read "The Giver" because I had heard so much about it, but couldn't figure out the end of the book since it certainly wasn't the end of the story. As much as I had enjoyed the story, the lack of closure killed the book for me. I was so happy when the librarian told me it was part of a series. I liked Gathering Blue the best of the three, as it explains so well the mentality of the society in The Giver and the biggest problem with engineering a worry-free society...a worry-free society is also ...more
Stephanie Steinberg
I recently reread this series along with my two children (ages 8 and 11). While the first two books are excellent, the third book was tedious at times with certain characters in perilous circumstances for many long chapters and lots of gore is described. Still a very interesting way to link the first and second books which read like they are not related at all. There is a fourth book which we also read and liked better than the third but not as much as the first and second. It is a rare thing to ...more
Kayla Satterly
The book The Giver is about a boy named Jonas. When Jonas is 12 years old he is chosen to be the “Receiver of Memory” to preserve previous knowledge. The village he lives in does not have any deep depth emotion and is a little naïve. When the giver, the previous receiver of memory begins to tell Jonas the secrets and the knowledge, he realizes that the giver can lie to the people of the village about what he knows and what else is really out there. Jonas has to decide if he wants to run away and ...more
Ice Bear
The Giver
For me this is a classic 'must read' book for young adults and upwards, hence my choice of bookshelf. In my view it deals with the balance in Society between freedom and control, comfort and fear. It makes us aware that life is not risk free no matter what Health & Safety Officers might tell us.

Gathering Blue
To my understanding, this short book deals with rejection and acceptance. About our ability to see beneath skin deep. The characters are believable, and the subtle hints of mag
Jennifer Phelps
I missed these when I was an adolescent (think they came out when I was in college). LOVED the series as an adult...but then again, I do enjoy a good dystopia.

Not sure I'll see the movie. The book was so wonderful, I am not sure I want to touch it.
I just reread The Giver and Gathering Blue in anticipation of reading the fourth and final book in the series, The Son. It was written 20 years after, The Giver, which was amazing as ever. I don't know how many times I've read it but this time was my favorite for sure. Having children in my home changes my entire perspective of the book. The "release" and "thank you for your childhood" are so hard to think about. This was my second time reading, Gathering Blue, and first time reading, Messenger, ...more
I thought this book was interesting and a fantastic sequel to the Giver. I highly suggest this book to young adults and teens. The book after to come in the series is Son, I have read that one and it is very exciting!
Mary Drayer
Yes I am behind the times; but I really enjoyed this award winning series! Together they are a quick read but some of the endings are abrupt. Take the time and read them...I am now on number 4, the Son.
Marea Bouma
Once I realized that THE GIVER was the first in a series, I ordered it right away! All 4 books are page-turners (the conclusion, The Son, has been published also)!
I loved this whole series. It's youth reading, but I had never read the whole series and found it thought provoking.
Angie Martin
Just read all three. Yes. Worth it.
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