Lois Lowery has written four books that can be read individually or in sequence. Her stories are futuristic, not something I would have normally picked up, but I was on vacation and found the book at the drugstore. I was vacationing in the beautiful state of Oregon, and read all four books in between visiting the beautiful parks there!
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
Follow the links above for the other three books in the series