Son (The Giver Quartet #4)
Author: Lois Lowry
Genres: Young AdultScience Fiction
Updated date: 05:26:13 11/08/2022
Description "Son (The Giver Quartet #4)"
Book I Before One The young girl cringed when they buckled the eyeless leather mask around the upper half of her face and blinded her. It felt grotesque and unnecessary, but she didn’t object. It was the procedure. She knew that. One of the other Vessels had described it to her at lunch a month before. “Mask?” she had asked in surprise, almost chuckling at the strange image. “What’s the mask for?” “Well, it’s not really a mask,” the young woman seated on her left corrected herself, and took another bite of the crisp salad. “It’s a blindfold, actually.” She was whispering. They were not supposed to discuss this among themselves. “Blindfold?” she had asked in astonishment, then laughed apologetically. “I don’t seem to be able to converse, do I? I keep repeating what you say. But: blindfold? Why?” “They don’t want you to see the Product when it comes out of you. When you birth it.” The girl pointed to her bulging belly. “You’ve produced already, right?” she asked her. The girl nodded. “Twice.” “What’s it like?” Even asking it, she knew it was a somewhat foolish question. They had had classes, seen diagrams, been given instructions. Still, none of that was the same as hearing it from someone who had already gone through the process. And