Any idea why and for what grade it is appropriate to teach Messenger written by Lois Lowry?

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The Messenger has a Lexile score of 720, making it appropriate for approximately fourth-grade level readers in terms of difficulty.

Commonsensemedia.org suggests the book for age ranges 9 and up, citing a lack of innocence in characters, questionable morality, and violent plants (trees in the Forest attack the characters; one dies). Parents and educators on the same website suggested the title for ages 12 and up.

This book does not provide any sort of resolution to The Giver , and one major issue that...

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