Claire is a young girl and the protagonist of Son. She is kind and loves her son, Gabriel , very much. She has light eyes, the sign of a possible Receiver of Memory like some of the others, including Jonas , the Giver , Gabriel , and Katherine. At the ceremony of Twelves, Claire is Number Seven and much to her disappointment, she is assigned Birthmother. Her parents claim they are proud of her, but Claire thinks that she has failed, as being a Birthmother is not honorable in the eyes of most of the community. When something goes wrong while delivering her first product the baby she is reassigned a job, this time at the Fish Hatchery.