Monday, April 8, 2013

Son by Lois Lowry

Submitted by Carli, teen reviewer:

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you lived in a dystopian society, where you were forced to have a job that someone else chose for you, and if you wanted children you would get a stranger’s child?  This is the reality for the main character in Lois Lowry’s book Son, Claire.  At the age of twelve, Claire was chosen to be one of her community’s Birthmothers, women whose sole purpose was to have all the babies for the community.  However, after having her first child she finds that she has become attached to the baby, now in the hands of strangers at a child care facility.  Then disaster strikes, Claire’s baby is slated for “release”, and she ends up on a fishing boat headed towards an unknown continent.  Although all hope seems lost, Claire is determined to find her son and embarks on a grueling adventure in search of him.  This sequel of Lois Lowry’s award-winning book The Giver is a thrilling tale of the determination and strength of a mother’s love.

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