i highly recommend reading both Gathering Blue and Messenger. Messenger was so sad! i didn't want that to happen. but now i have an idea for a fic!! i have never published a fic on LJ before but i will give it a try once i write it :o)
now i am rereading the giver. it is so different now that i have read Messenger.
i do have one question though, for those who have read it (messenger) i know who jonas is in messenger, but is gabe there too? *is confused* maybe once i reread the giver i will know. i haven't read it since 8th grade!