“The Messenger” by Lois Lowry is the third installment in “The Giver” series.
In this story, we follow the boy named Matt from “Gathering Blue”.
After a new Trade Market opens up to the public, Matt discovers some people have become cruel versions of themselves in order to gain material goods or love.
Matt learns that these new evil minded people will close their borders to new arrivals in three weeks so he sets out to bring his friend Kira to the village before its too late.
I enjoyed this book. I’m mad at myself for not having read it sooner honesty. I’ve read “The Giver” more times than I can count and never realized there were THREE other books in the series. Without these books, you only get part of the story. Jonas from “The Giver” is in this book and we get to see the rest of story from where we left him.
This was an interesting story. The only disappointing thing about it is you can argue that it doesn’t matter. An event in this book makes this story almost completely useless. It’s worth reading, but when it comes to the plot, you can skip it and really not miss anything (unless it matters for “The Son” which I haven’t read yet). I also wish the story went into more detail about the Trade Market.
Either way, I really enjoyed this and give it a 4 out of 5.