Book Summary

    In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

    As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, and what will be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira's plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.
    (summary from goodreads.com)
     
     

    Author

    Lois Lowry

    Year Published

    2000

    Lexile Measure

    680L

    Categories

    8-12, Boys, classic, distopian, English, Girls, in corpus, series, Young Adult

    ISBN 13

    9780385732567

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    3.79

    # Ratings

    117650

    # of Words

    47889

Book Summary

In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, and what will be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira's plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.
(summary from goodreads.com)