Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Title: Gathering Blue
Author: Lois Lowry
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: Teen Science Fiction
Rating: Like
Alerts/Warnings: Some violence and the death of loved ones
Premise:her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, and what will be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira's plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future (goodreads.com)

Opinions: This is the second book in the Giver Trilogy. Kira is a young girl who, in her society, should have been left for the dead when she was born because of a birth defect. However, after the deaths of her mother and father she finds a position of honor in her community because of her gifts with a needle and thread.

This book explores a different society in the same world as the Giver. They have none of the same characters and the societies are on the surface very different. However, both the reader and the main character learn the power of one to enact change.

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