Tuesday, July 16, 2013


by, Lois Lowry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.  393 pages. Science Fiction. 

In Lois Lowry's fourth and final book in this series, she magically ties all three previous stories together for a final, and surprise ending.  In this last installment, the main character is Claire.  She is a young, and very determined girl.  She has just finished her first assignment, giving birth to her first child.  She begins to realize though, that she's different from the others in her community.  Instead of forgetting about the child she's given birth to as her friends have done, she realizes that she must be with him and she must HAVE him.  However, the "rules" forbid it.  Together we travel with Claire on her long and difficult search to be with him.

As Lowry usually does in her writing, she gives the reader much to think about.  What is character, honesty and integrity?  How do our choices in life affect our character? What is your role in your family and your community?  How can you make a difference to others?

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