Wow guys, if I had any doubts about Lois Lowry’s dystopian series, I have none now. Messenger blows the first two books out of the water.
I was a bit frustrated after reading Gathering Blue, because aside from sharing the same themes, it really had no connection to The Giver. The characters didn’t over lap, and I wasn’t even sure it was in the same time period. But everything starts making sense when you read Messenger. At first the overlap is extremely subtle. So subtle I missed it. And then I almost jumped out of my chair when I realized who the main character is.
I’m not going to tell you what the connections are. You’ll have to figure it out on your own. But, if you have any interest in the first two, you’re going to love the third book. I can’t wait to read the fourth. Gimme Gimme!