In her award winning book The Giver, Lois Lowry doesn't provide us with too many answers. In fact, she leaves us to our own devices by the end of it, to ponder what exactly happens to Jonas and Gabe when they start to hear music for the first time...
Do they make it to a new civilization? Do they starve to death? And what happens to little Gabe, who has only been kept alive by the memories of food that Jonas gives to him, as they have no food with them during their escape? Does one live and one die?
It is a compelling story that has been read in many a classroom, and long before dystopian books like The Hunger Games became popular. And now, many years after The Giver had been published, comes the thrilling conclusion to the story in Lowry's newest book, Son.
Incidentally, we are currently reading Son for our Teen Dystopian Book Club, which meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Are you a teen who would like to join us?
Come visit us at the Nose Hill library for more details, or register online.