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Messenger by Lois Lowry
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May 10, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: young-adult-literature

Though it was a very short novel, I definitely enjoyed reading it. It had the feeling of almost a Lord Of the Rings type of journey, without the 700 extra pages (and that's always appreciated). A follow up to The Giver, it was a little less revolutionary in ideas of what the future will be like, but still maintained the same creativity that was set up in the first book.
It's possible downfalls are that it wasn't a terribly intricate plot. However, this fact makes it desirable for teaching to a classroom, in my opinion. And besdies, the extra room it leaves gives way for pondering the deeper concepts contained in the story.
In the end, this short story of morals will challenge the reader to reevaluate their priorities in life and ponder on the possibilities within themselves.

Sex - ... nope.
Language - Language is used to speak, but you could read this out-loud to your grandmother, realistically.
Violence - You probably have a worse horror story from when you got stitches as a 12year old.

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