Messenger - Lois Lowry I had the same issues with this book that I had with the second. Here we find out that Jonas DID survive from the first book and formed his own little community of cast-outs. I like that the main character is Matty from the second book, and we really got a chance to see his growth. The writing again was fast-paced and very descriptive.

But this book, the final one of the series, answered nothing! Where did all the magic come from, if this is indeed a future of Earth? How did Kira actually change her community for the better? What happened with Jamison? Who was the mysterious figure at the Trade Mart, and what exactly was he doing? Why were Ramon and his sister so sick? I assumed it was because of the Gaming Machine, but the machine was also not explained!

There are just too many unanswered questions for me to rate this any higher than a two. I did like the book, but just wished more had been answered.