Two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry did not set out to be a trailblazer when she published “The Giver” in 1993. But without “The Giver,” there would be no “Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins or “Matched” series by Ally Condie. “The Giver” is a precursor to these bestsellers and so many others in so many ways. Her new novel, “Son,” published today, will follow “Gathering Blue,” “Messenger,” and “The Giver,” to become the final entry in the “Giver Quartet.”
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