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Messenger by Lois Lowry

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Morgan O'Kane

on 1 October 2012

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by: Lois Lowry Messenger Lois Lowry was born March 20th, 1937. She moved to Japan when she was 11 years old. She drops out of collage to marry a man named Donald Grey Lowry in 1956. By 1961 they already had 3 children. 29 years later, Lois receives her first Newbery Medal for Number the Stars. 3 years later she recieved another Newbery Medal. Young Matty is struggling to understand his strange and mysterious gift of healing powers just as the altruistic society he lives in begins to experience disharmony. A growing group of citizens demands to close its borders. At the same time, the Forest that once welcomed Matty now darkens and thickens to prevent passage. When Matty's caregiver, Seer, enlists Matty's help to travel through the Forest and return with Seer's daughter before the border closure, Matty must call upon all of his courage to journey through increasingly dangerous Forest.

Summary of the book Matty is the protagonist and hero of the story. Before arriving at the Village and living with the blind man, Matty grew up in a broken home. He fell into poor behavior, such as petty crime and lying. About the Author Matty "I called myself the Fiercest of the Fierce." Excerpt This relates to Matty in the book very well, he has to be brave to travel in search of the Blind mans daughter. To bring her back home safely to her father. I really enjoyed this book. To read about someones life in a utopian society. I recommend this book to people who like reading about a weird society. Review Critics My friend Tyler: I couldn't help comparing their society to ours... I loved the book!

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