Son: The End of Lois Lowry's The Giver Quartet

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Every now and then I feel like I'm the only person that hasn't read Lois Lowry's The Giver, let alone the rest of the series. After speaking with a friend I realized that many people read in school and my friend and I are just old enough to have missed it by a few years. Not having read the book didn't didn't change the fact that when I heard Lois Lowry speak about the series this past spring, and the final book Son in particular, she made me cry. I've been watching with interest as Katie read The Giver quartet this month but with special interest in hearing what she had to say about Son. - Karen

son lois lowry the giverClaire is a 14-year-old birthmother. Remember birthmothers? The girls in the community who weren’t fit for other occupation? Yeah. Those birthmothers. Claire is one of them. She’s 14. And pregnant! Oh, community, seriously?! [...] The powers that be made two mistakes. First, someone mentioned to Claire that her “product” was a male and gives her his birth number. Second, the community is so dang flustered at their screw up with Claire’s assignment that they forget to give her the pills! (The PILLS! The ones that make you sterile and steal your emotions. Egads, the girl has FEELINGS now!)

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