GIVER QUARTET (Lois Lowry) reading levels

Lois Lowry is a brilliant author.  She can write funny sweet books like Gooney Bird Greene, and haunting books like the Giver Quartet and Number the Stars

bookcover of THE GIVER (#1 of Giver Quartet) by Lois Lowry THE GIVER 

**1994 Newbery Medal**
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
Booklist Editors' Choice
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly
**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** HornBook

In Jonas' world there is no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment.  Children go to school and play.  Adults work at tasks that fit their capabilities, and it seems as if everything is idyllic.   Certainly Jonas and his family are happy.  That is, until the day when Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 43,617
Page Count: 240
Accelerated Reading level: 5.7 / points: 7.0
AR quiz: 8568
Lexile: 760L

The Giver: A BookCaps Study Guide 

bookcover of GATHERING BLUE (Giver #2) by Lois Lowry
GATHERING BLUE (The Giver, #2) 

Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

Word Count: 47,893
Page Count: 256
Accelerated Reading level: 5.0 / points: 7.0
AR quiz: 44063
Lexile: 680L

bookcover of MESSENGER (Giver #3) by Lois Lowry
MESSENGER (The Giver, #3)

**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly
**Starred Review** Kirkus

**Starred Review** ALA Booklist

For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself

Word Count: 36,627
Page Count: 192
Accelerated Reading level: 4.9 / points: 5.0
AR quiz: 77348
Lexile: 720L

bookcover of SON  (Giver #4) by Lois Lowry  SON (The Giver, #4)
**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** ALA Booklist

They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive?

She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice. 

Word Count: 76,096
Page Count: 
Accelerated Reading level: 5.0 / points: 11.0
AR quiz: 153883
Lexile: 720L