The book I chose is “Son” by Lois Lowry. It is the 4th book of The Giver quartet. The book is about a mother in search of her son, who was stolen from her. Claire will stop at nothing to find her son. I think the thesis is; Don’t let others control you.
One of the places in the book where this lesson shows up is where Claire, the main character, feels un-able to save her son from being taken elsewhere because he is not able to function to the community’s standards.
Another place this lesson shows up is when the antagonist, Trademaster, trades one of the best qualities of people for something they really want. The people he trades with feel like they are under control from his evil spell.
The last place I think this lesson shows up is where Gabe, Claire’s son, has to defeat Trademaster and he has to resist the temptation of his trades. Gabe defeats the Trademaster by using his special power called veer which is where Gabe is able to look into someone’s mind for a few seconds.
I like this book because it is confusing and mysterious. It keeps you turning the pages. I think the lesson is; Don’t let others control you. The book gives you many examples from each perspective of when you let people control you to when you fight the temptation.