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  • Title & Author
  • Messenger By: Lois Lowry
  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • "Trade Mart begins, who's first?"
  • "Me Me!"
  • Book Title: Messenger Author: Lois Lowry
  • Climax
  • Matty discovers his special gift in the forest with a frog. He picks up a frog that has a severely damaged leg, and when he puts it back down he realizes that the frogs leg is no longer damaged, and that he is extremely tired.
  • Falling Action
  • A Trade Mart is held in village, but it is no longer the same as it used to be. Most people who trade are trading away their deepest selves. Mentor is one of those people, he trades away all of his insecurities and patience. Because of his trade he starts a petition to close village to all outsiders. A few weeks later, he gets his wish.
  • Resolution
  • Seer, the blind man Matty lives with, sends Matty to go get Kira, Seer's daughter who has a twisted leg and bring her back before Village closes. Seer says that if Matty doesn't go to get her, then he will never see Kira again. The only problem Matty will face is that Forest is getting thicker.
  • By the time Kira and Matty start making their way back, Forest has grown even thicker and is showing them both signs and warnings of death. The journey is very long and with the terrible conditions they are surrounded in, they are becoming very weak and ill. Since Leader, the leader of Village, has the gift of seeing beyond, he can see the troubles they are going through so, he goes into Forest to save them.
  • Matty and Kira take a break to sit and rest. The two of them almost give up completely, then Leader uses his gift to speak to Matty and tells him to use his gift. Matty does not know if he has the strength to heal anything. Suffering from the tremendous pain, Matty places his hands on the ground, closes his eyes, and begins to heal forest. Matty healed Forest and Village, everything was back to normal again. Leader reaches them, but it is already too late. Right as Matty dies from using all of his strength, Leader places his hands on Matty and gives him his true name, Healer.
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