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Son Summary
Lois Lowry

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Plot Summary

Son is the conclusion of the novel The Giver by award-winning author Lois Lowry. In this novel, Claire is a twelve year-old girl. She lives in an isolated village that is strictly controlled by those in power. When she turns twelve, Claire receives her work assignment, which is to be a birthmother.

In Claire's society, as a birthmother, you give birth to up to three children. These children are then nurtured and cared for until they are turned over to the parents that will raise the children. By fourteen, Claire is in labor. During childbirth, however, something goes medically wrong and they have to deliver the child by Cesarean section, instead of naturally. This causes Claire to lose her certification as a birthmother and she is reassigned to work in the Fish Hatchery of the village. Prior to leaving, however, she finds out that she gave birth to...

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