Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue

Audiobook CD - 2006
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Lois Lowry's Gathering Blue continues the quartet beginning with the quintessential dystopian novel, The Giver , followed by Messenge r and Son .

Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until she is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a gifted weaver and is given a task that no other community member can do. While her talent keeps her alive and brings certain privileges, Kira soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world and see what places exist beyond.

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award: Lois Lowry

Publisher: New York : Random House, p2006.
ISBN: 9780739335635
Branch Call Number: j AUDIOBK CD F LOWRY L
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (approximately 66 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Borowitz, Katherine


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Jul 19, 2015

I enjoyed the story. The recording (with extra sounds for no apparent reason) was not so great. If you like dystopian future stories, this one is minimal but entertaining.

Nov 22, 2013

Though the dispassionate reader definitely detracted, I think the story itself fell short. The characters were underdeveloped, and the main character particularly seemed over-sheltered, having minimal understanding of how her world worked, and few words to describe what she did know. The story seemed more of a prelude to a larger story, and had little story arc of it's own; the book ends when the character is called to action and offers no suggestion as to what that action might be. While it may appeal to other readers, it definitely did not meet my own expectations.

Aug 20, 2012

In this companion to The Giver, we see a community without technology, living in primitive and non-cooperative ways. Kira, an outcast because she was born with a deformed leg, loses her mother and gains an important job. In the process, she comes to realize the truth about her village's dark side.


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Jan 01, 2012

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