The Trilogy By Lois Lowry is a collection of three books that loosly tie together to create one long story. The first book, The Giver, tells the story of Jonas, a boy living in a society that seems to be perfect, but he soon discovers that things may not be as they seem. In the second book, Gathering Blue, Kira, a young girl born with a twisted leg, lives in a village where those that are different are cast aside, but is spared because of her gift of weaving. In the final book, Messenger, a boy named Matty lives in a village that accepts all differences, but wants to close their borders forever.
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Everyone is assigned a role in the Community. When Joans turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from the Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
Left orphaned and physically flawed in a civilization that shuns and discards the weak, Kira faces a frighteningly uncertain future. Her neighbors are hostile and no one but a small boy offers to help. When summoned to judgement by the Council of Guardians, Kira prepares to fight for her life. But the Council, to her surprise, has plans for her. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, the young girl faces new responsibilities and a set of mysteries deep within the only world she has ever known. On her quest for truth, Kira discovers things that will change her life and world forever.
Six years earlier, Matty had come to Village as a scrappy and devious little boy. Back then, he liked to call himself "The Fiercest of the Fierce," but since that time, Matty has grown almost into a man under the care of Seer, a blind man whose special sight has earned him the name. Now Matty hopes that he will be given his true name, and he hopes it will be Messenger. But strange changes are taking place in VIllage. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to newcomers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the only people able to safely travel through dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village's closing and try to convince Seer's daughter, Kira, to return with him before it's too late. But Forest has grown hostile to Matty too, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.