Ing that makes the Giver so fantastic just isn PRESENT IN GATHERING BLUE PART OF THIS IS in Gathering Blue Part of this is because it is a companion book I read this book differently than I read the Giver Instead of reading the book with white knuckles and wide eyes thinking What the heck is wrong with these people I read it thinking Yeah yeah creepy village what s the twist I think the book might actually be better read if you haven t read The Giver However I m hesitant to say that because if you re oing to read one dystopic Lowry novel you should definitely Michaels Discovery (The Devaneys go for The Giver Because the main character is an outcast and the reader is therefore also kept at arm s length from the village the reader doesn t feel a strong sense of betrayal or shock when the inevitable twist occurs We re not connected with the village in the way that we were connected to Jonas s community through his ties for his parents and friends Further the world is not incredibly well crafted Do we really need the beasts Another device might have been even menacing to the point of being uninspiredKira is also very passive and it was hard for me to connect with her Things happen to Kira she doesn t make things happen which doesn t make for aripping read I wish the story had been told from the point of view of her adventurous young friend Matt the only character in the novel who is dynamic enough to act Also the pacing is horribly slow I don t think I would have had the patience for this novel as a young readerIf you think that reading about someone sitting around and weaving is absolutely thrilling then this book is for you Or if you keep a framed photo of M Night Shyamalan on your nightstand then you ll definitely like this boo. Vileges 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 beyondMay Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award Lois Low. .
35 rounded up Ignoring the fact that this is part of a series
*As A Stand Alone *a stand alone I did enjoy this Although It wasn t round breaking for me it was entertaining and I found it easy to read Kira s story I particularly liked Matt
s character and without him it would have felt a little flat Kira is a young irl who character and without him it would have felt a little flat Kira is a young Life Changing Smiles girl who born with a twisted leg causing her to limp and need a walking stick She is considered weak and useless by most of the people in her village but her mother refused to leave her out in the field for the beasts toet like everyone else did with damaged babies and those who broke the rules too many timesThis story has nothing to do with The Giver but it could be another community in the same world far far away While The Giver was a utopiandystopian background with technology and medicine this world has no technology at all Herbal medicine is about all they have They can build shelters from wood the men hunt women aren t allowed to learn to read or write They have Innocent Sins (Harlequin Presents, gardens and are huntergatherers It s a harsh world Most are dirt poor Small children are beaten and treated like animals and if youet hurt too badly you ll lose your work and home and your kids will Only a Whisper get taken away The draggers will take you away to the field for the beasts toetStuff happens and Kira is taken to live with the Copper Lake Secrets guardian council all men who make the big decisions andovern over the community Kira becomes a seamstress a sewer and begins work on the beautiful coat the singer wears each year at The Gathering The coat is embroidered with the people s pasteverything that has happened from the beginning of the world to the destruction of the world before and up to the presentSlowly Kira. Lois Lowry's Gathering Blue continues the uartet beginning with the uintessential 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 Sh. .
In Her World The Flaws her world the flaws unfairness the lack of freedom she and everyone else hasThis one has a sort of surprise like The Giver had with the releasing It s a sort of slow moving book and not a whole lot happens so I m lad I decided to listen to the audio version To be honest I don t think I would have been interested in the print version Listening to it was nice Plus it s a rather short book
I Liked Kira Iliked Kira I the world she lived in but it was interesting to learn about itThe ending was a bit vague and open ended but so was The Giver This one has of an ending than that one did Overall probably closer to 35 stars It s nowhere near as ood as The Giver and completely different I probably wouldn t read it again but I did enjoy it Gathering Blue The Giver 2 Lois LowryGathering Blue is a young adult social science novel written by Lois Lowry and released in the year 2000 It is a companion book to The Giver 1993 being set in the same future time period and universe treating some of the same themes and is followed by Messenger 2004 and Son 2012 in The Giver uartet The central character
Kira who has a deformed leg is orphaned and must learn to survive in a society thatwho has a deformed leg is orphaned and must learn to survive in a society that leaves the weak or disabled exposed to die in the fields In the course of the book she begins to learn the art of dyeing thread different colors except for blue which nobody in her community knows how to make She also learns about the truth of her village and the terrible secrets they hold 2014 1388 248 9789643626822 21 That s not a plot that s a twistI read this book as a companion to The Giver and I was pretty disappointed The underlying sense of unease and the tense pac. E fears for her future until she is spared by the all powerful Council of Guardians Kira is a Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti Devotional Study Guide gifted weaver and isiven a task that no other community member can do While her talent keeps her alive and brings certain pri.