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. It 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, which gives the novels a stronger continuity.
Set in an isolated community, known simply as Village, "Messenger" focuses upon a boy, Matty, who serves as message-bearer through the ominous and lethal Forest, which surrounds the community.