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By Lois Lowry

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The sequels:
Gathering Blue (2000): 2nd in The Giver series
Messenger (2004): 3rd in The Giver series
Son (2012): 4th in The Giver series

Other novels:
Truesight (2004 - Trilogy) by David Stahler Jr
This Begins a startling sci-fi trilogy about a teen boy living in a community that chooses blindness as a way of life. When he is stricken with sight, he learns just how much beauty and terror there is to see in a world that is blind

Among the Hidden (1998 - 7 book series) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Luke is a third child in a family with already two boys. This is breaking a decree established by the government. He's successfully hidden in his parent's home without discovery for 12 years, but a stray glimpse through an air vent reveals his prohibited existence. Does this spell freedom from secrecy?

Delirium (2012 - Trilogy) by Loren Oliver
The story is set in Portland, Maine, in an alternate present. Civilization is concentrated in those cities which escaped the severe bombings of decades past. In a totalitarian government love is considered a disease, named amor deliria nervosa, commonly referred to as "the deliria". A surgical cure for the deliria is mandatory for citizens 18 years old and over. Lena has looked forward to the procedure for years, convinced as she is by the government that love is a horrible disease that must be destroyed from mankind's system. Until she meets Alex.

Matched (2011 - Trilogy) by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

The Line (2010) by Teri Hall
Rachel lives with her widowed mother, who is a housekeeper on the Property, an estate that borders the Line, a protective barrier that runs along the U.S. border after a war. The Line has been rigidly maintained to keep out the Others living in the Away: people who were trapped in the bombs fallout. Rachel finds a message from an Other pleading for help, so Rachel jumps into action, not knowing what she will find.

The Unnameables (2011) by Ellen Booraem
Medford lives on a neat, orderly island called Island.Medford Runyuin is different. A foundling, he has a meaningless name that is just one of many reminders that he’s an outsider. He also has a secret that could get him banished from Island forever. A strange creature is about to arrive on Island, and Medford’s secret will be out before he can blink twice.

Birthmarked (2011 – Trilogy) by Caragh M. O’Brien
In a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the wall and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife, Gaia Stone, who live outside. Gaia has always believed it is her duty, with her mother, to hand over a small quota of babies to the Enclave. But when Gaia’s mother and father are arrested by the Enclave, Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught to believe.

City of Ember (2008 – 4 book series) by Jeanne DuPrau
It is only night in the City of Ember, but no moon or stars shine in the sky. Lights flicker on and off, and when they flicker off, they leave the city in complete darkness. All that people have known is disappearing and someone must head out into the Unknown Regions to find a way to save the city and to bring it back into the light.

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