MessengerBook - 2004
From Library Staff
DBRL_KrisA Aug 05, 2017
In my review of Gathering Blue, I said it was a companion piece to The Giver, but not a sequel. And the cover of my edition of Messenger also calls it a companion to the preceding two books. But it's clear that all three books (and, from what I've seen, the fourth book as well) tell different par... Read More »
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
1_black_white_goat thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
GeekyBookFreak thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14
SummaryAdd a Summary
Matty now lives in Village with Seer, Kira's father. Matty notices changes in people and determines that the Trademart has something to do with it. When the Village decides that Village should be closed to outsiders, Seer worries that Kira will not be able to join him as she said she would and sends Matty back to convince Kira to come now. Forest is thickening and is warning Kira and Matty that they will be destroyed. Leader enters forests to help Kira and Matty, but he too begins to be entangled by Forest. Matty uses his power to heal earth, the Forest, his Village, and Kira's wounds, but not without the ultimate sacrifice.
Since he started living in the Village, Matty always wanted to earn his true name and he wants that name to be Messenger. However, Matty begins to realize that he has a special power to heal. A mysterious force causes the residents of the village to change from kind, generous people to greedy people. Matty must go to his old home to bring the Seer's daughter, who is also his friend Kira, to the Village before the greedy villagers decide to close the Village from outsiders forever. In the process, Matty does something extremely heroic and to find out what that is, READ THE BOOK! I've told you enough already.
The last book in the trilogy, all the characters make an appearance here. After Matty escapes his abusive village, he takes refuge in a village that is a safe haven to all. However, greed manages to creep into the village and Matty has to go back to his old village to bring back his friend (Kira) - before the hostile forest and village close in on them forever.
QuotesAdd a Quote
There are no notices for this title yet.