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The second in a great series!
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Gathering Blue
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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (2002, Paperback)

Author: Lois Lowry | ISBN-10: 0440229499 | ISBN-13: 9780440229490
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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.

Lois Lowry's Gathering Bluecontinues the quartet beginning with the quintessential dystopian novel, The Giver, followed by Messenger 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. From the Paperback edition.


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ISBN-100440229499
ISBN-139780440229490

Key Details
AuthorLois Lowry
Number Of Pages224 pages
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2002-09-10
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRandom House Children's Books

Dimensions
Weight4.1 Oz
Height0.7 In.
Width4.2 In.
Length7.1 In.

Target Audience
GroupYoung Adult Audience
Grade FromThird Grade
Grade ToSeventh Grade
Age Range8 - 12

Classification Method
Dewey DecimalFIC
Dewey Edition21

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"Lowry returns to the metaphorical future world of her Newbery-winning The Giverto explore the notion of foul reality disguised as fair. . . . Readers will find plenty of material for thought and discussion here. . . . A top writer, in top form." Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Lowry has once again created a fully realized world full of drama, suspense, and even humor. Readers won't forget these memorable characters or their struggles in an inhospitable world." School Library Journal, Starred A School Library JournalBest Book of the Year

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The second in a great series!

Created: 01/09/06
This is the second in a loosely-tied series by Lois Lowry. Although Jonas or his society are not the focus of this novel, Kira's society has many eerie similarities to that of The Giver.

Kira and her mother are both gifted weavers. When tragedy strikes Kira's family, she is forced to prove herself worthy of survival. (Kira's disability makes her "undesirable" to the other citizens.) She soon becomes a valuable member of the community by recording and repairing their woven history. In the book, Kira's new life of privilege is astonishing to her, as is her new lack of independence.

The book has great themes that lead to great discussion. Don't miss the book Messenger, which ties Kira's and Jonas's societies together!
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Gathering Blue

Created: 05/11/06
I decided to buy this book because of The Giver. I wanted to see if those two books were similar, but I found out that they are not. Gathering Blue is a story about a different kind of society and it is interesting to read about it with today's perspective. Great book!!!
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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry - Companion to The Giver

Created: 08/07/07
This is a really great book - a must have for anyone who enjoyed The Giver. My son (age 12) said these two books, The Giver and Gathering Blue, are the best that he has ever read. As a teacher, I know that they have been nationally recognized for their excellence in the area of adolescent literature.
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Recommend this series for 12-adult. Very engaging.

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Created: 09/01/12
Great book series. Wonderful for young teens to adults. It is well written and engaging. Great story line.
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The Giver by Lois Lowry

Created: 13/11/09
I first read this book when I was in seventh grade and it facinated me. Now as a college freshman, I bought the book and its sequel, "Gathering Blue," and within one day I have enjoyed the book enough to nearly finish it. A truly wonderful classic book about conformity and compassion that will have you reading til your eyes hurt. Enjoy!
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