Messenger is a 2004 Young-adult fiction by author Lois Lowry. It forms the third installment of The Giver Quartet begun by her 1993 Newbery Medal-winning novel The Giver. This novel takes place about eight years after the events of The Giver, and about six years after the events of Gathering Blue. Characters from the two earlier books reappear in Messenger, connecting the novels more strongly. Set in an isolated community known simply as Village, this novel focuses upon a boy named Matty, who serves as message-bearer through the ominous Forest that surrounds the community.
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