Messenger by Lois Lowry (0-618-40441-4)
I took a few days to digest this one and to read some of the postings on email lists about children’s lit. Unlike many others, I really enjoyed this book. And I was simply amazed that people read The Giver and thought that Jonas died! Of course he lived! Ah well, that ambiguity at the end was what made the book work.
I would heartily recommend this one to kids who have read the other two books. It contains the same sort of magic as the other two. Once again, I was caught up in this world that Lowry has created and left breathless and amazed at the ending.