Summary (from Goodreads):
“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.”
I hope this isn’t really the last book in the series, although there were only supposed to be three so I suppose it’s selfish to be ungrateful about a bonus book.
I loved The Giver and its two sequels, which I read back to back last year. Sometimes when you read most of the books in a series in a row and then read the next over a year later, the new book isn’t as good because you’ve been knocked out of the world. That wasn’t at all true in this case. This book was just as wonderful as its predecessors.
The Giver is obviously my favorite, but I think this is right behind it. I adored everything about it, but Claire is one of my favorite heroines in a long time (in any book, not just this particular series). And the way this is connected to The Giver? Wonderful. :)
Both this book and the entire series are highly recommended.