Monday, March 31, 2014

Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue
by Lois Lowry

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Dystopian Fiction

Synopsis:  "Mother?"

There was no reply.  She hadn't expected on.  Her mother had been dead, now, for four days, and Kira could tell that the last of the spirit was drifting away...Now she was all alone.

Left orphaned and physically flawed in a civilization that shuns and discards the weak, Kira faces a frighteningly uncertain future.  Her neighbors are hostile and no one but a small boy offers to help.

When she is summoned to judgement by The Council of Guardians, Kira prepares to fight for her life.  But the Council, to her surprise, has plans for her.  Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, the young girl faces new responsibilities and a set of mysteries deep within the only world she has ever know.  On her quest for truth, Kira discovers things that will change her life and world forever.
From the book jacket

Review:  First off, I don't see how this is a sequel to The Giver.  It has nothing to do with it.  It's a completely different village/community.  There is a totally different story line.  If you are expecting to know more about what happens to Jonas,  you will be sorely disappointed.  If you look at this book as a stand alone book, it's a decent book.  I didn't think this book was as thought provoking. I figured out the twist well before the main character did (I had to remind myself that this a young adult-or even younger audience book than that).  There was a lot of description in this book and not a lot of action.  The end left me wanting more and I sure hope that the next book in The Giver series tells me more about this community.

Rating:  3 stars

To read the review of The Giver, click here.

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