Monday, May 2, 2016

Review: Son (The Giver Quartet #4) by Lois Lowry

Title: Son
Series: The Giver Quartet #4
Author:  Lois Lowry
Genre: YA, Literature & Fiction
Published Date: October 2nd 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hard Cover
Source: Library
They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive? She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.

Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.
Wow wow wow just wow let me just say I thought I was never going to finished reading Son because I was super busy the beginning of June. I was getting ready for an author event last weekend and that was the same time I started to read this amazing book, but thankfully I was able to finished it at two o clock Sunday morning.

I really loved and enjoyed Son at the beginning it took us back to the community in a birth mother pov she was blind folded and she was about to give birth to her first baby. During her birth there had been some complications so they had to do an emergency c-section while she was sedated. While she was recovering from her c-section she was decertified as birth mother and reassigned to the Fish Hatchery. That's when we find out her name is Claire and her baby is Gabe. During her time at the fish hatchery she always visits her son secretly at the caring center that nobody now that she was the birth mother of number 36 who was Gabe. During her visits she got closure to her son and had so many strong emotion going through her that she did not understand why she was the only one feeling so much emotion for her son like that. Until she figured out why she had so many emotion for her son and nobody else had strong emotion like her and she kept the truth a secret so the community went take it away from her. Now I am going to leave it off here because Claire goes through a journey to find her son when Jonas leaves the community with him and Ohh boy what an hard journey it was for her that it almost took her life, but you have to read this amazing book to find out what happens to Claire! all and all Son was an amazing book for me that I am so glad and happy that I finished reading the giver quartet!  
"I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car. That left me in-between, and exactly where I wanted most to be: on my own. I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.

Because my father was a career military officer - an Army dentist - I lived all over the world. I was born in Hawaii, moved from there to New York, spent the years of World War II in my mother’s hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and from there went to Tokyo when I was eleven. High school was back in New York City, but by the time I went to college (Brown University in Rhode Island), my family was living in Washington, D.C.

I married young. I had just turned nineteen - just finished my sophomore year in college - when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires. California. Connecticut (a daughter born there). Florida (a son). South Carolina. Finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, when my husband left the service and entered Harvard Law School (another daughter; another son) and then to Maine - by now with four children under the age of five in tow. My children grew up in Maine. So did I. I returned to college at the University of Southern Maine, got my degree, went to graduate school, and finally began to write professionally, the thing I had dreamed of doing since those childhood years when I had endlessly scribbled stories and poems in notebooks.

After my marriage ended in 1977, when I was forty, I settled into the life I have lived ever since. Today I am back in Cambridge, Massachusetts, living and writing in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan Terrier named Bandit. For a change of scenery Martin and I spend time in Maine, where we have an old (it was built in 1768!) farmhouse on top of a hill. In Maine I garden, feed birds, entertain friends, and read...

My books have varied in content and style. Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme: the importance of human connections. A Summer to Die, my first book, was a highly fictionalized retelling of the early death of my sister, and of the effect of such a loss on a family. Number the Stars, set in a different culture and era, tells the same story: that of the role that we humans play in the lives of our fellow beings.

The Giver - and Gathering Blue, and the newest in the trilogy: Messenger - take place against the background of very different cultures and times. Though all three are broader in scope than my earlier books, they nonetheless speak to the same concern: the vital need of people to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment.

My older son was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. His death in the cockpit of a warplane tore away a piece of my world. But it left me, too, with a wish to honor him by joining the many others trying to find a way to end conflict on this very fragile earth.
I am a grandmother now. For my own grandchildren - and for all those of their generation - I try, through writing, to convey my passionate awareness that we live intertwined on this planet and that our future depends upon our caring more, and doing more, for one another."


  1. I'm so glad you liked this one so much! :O) Personally, I have only read The Giver. It's one of my all time fave books. I refuse to read the rest of the series though. I don't think it needed any sequels.

    1. I can understand why you refuse to read the other books of the series, but I really wanted too find out what happened next too Jonas and Gabe and I absolute love and enjoy the whole series. Thank you for stopping by my blog Angel! :D

  2. Great review! The Giver and Gathering Blue were some of my favorite books when I was a kid. I read Messenger a few years ago and felt kind of “Meh” about it. I still need to read Son. I’m on a waiting list for it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog I absolutely loved and enjoyed the whole series. :D