In this fourth and final book of Lois Lowry’s Giver series, readers are introduced to Claire, the 14-year-old birthmother of baby, Gabe. At the conclusion of the first book, The Giver, Jonas, in an attempt to save Gabe’s young life, takes the baby and escapes from the Community on a sled. Claire, too, escapes the Community by getting on a boat at the Hatchery, where she works.
Somehow there is an accident and Claire washes up on the shore of a village nearly dead. She doesn’t remember any of her past. But in time, she remembers that she had a son. And she is determined to find her son. Many obstacles stand in the way of her reuniting with her son.
Along with answering all the questions that readers may have had about the first 3 books in this series, Lowry attempts to answer the riddle does Good conquer Evil in this last of the quartet.
Review by Barb, CLP-Allegheny