Son (The Giver Quartet #4)

Son (The Giver, #4)Son by Lois Lowry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Its a nice ending to the Giver Series. It was trip to back to the original community of Jonas and see through another character’s perspective. To be flung into an ocean and end up in another village. To climb a mountain in search of a lost son. Fight evil to save a mother who went on a harrowing journey just to find the one she loved. I will be rereading the whole series again!

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


Until We Reach Home

Until We Reach HomeUntil We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great heart warming book that started off with a tragedy and ended in absolute bliss. I’d recommend this to book to anyone who needs a little uplift in their life like I did. I couldn’t put it down.

Life in Sweden seems like an endless winter for three sisters after their mother’s death and father’s suicide. Elin feels the weight of responsibility for her sisters’ welfare, and when circumstances become unbearable, she writes to her relatives in Chicago, pleading for help.
Joining sixteen million other immigrants who left their homelands for America between 1890 and 1920, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia begin the long, difficult journey. Enduring the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island, their story is America’s story. And in a journey fraught with hardships, each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home