The Messenger is an amazing and thought provoking book. It is basically based upon the idea of a Utopian world gone wrong.
It ties up story lines and characters from, Lowry's previous books, The Giver and Gathering Blue.
You will be left with tons of questions and aching for another book based upon these characters and their world.
This book is easy to read and quite enjoyable.
Please don't think of these three books as a trilogy because they are not. They are companion books.
Strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the few people able to travel through the dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village’s closing and try to convince Seer’s daughter to return with him before it’s too late. But Forest has become hostile to Matty as well, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.
In this novel that unites characters from "The Giver" and "Gathering Blue," Matty, a young member of a utopian community that values honesty, conceals an emerging healing power that he cannot explain or understand.