Gathering Blue (Giver Quartet series) by Lois Lowry. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. The Library of Congress has cataloged the print edition as follows: Lowry, Lois. Gathering Blue / by Lois Lowry. p cm. ISBN: Summary. Editorial Reviews. raudone.info Review. Lois Lowry's magnificent novel of the distant future, The Giver, is set in a highly technical and emotionally repressed.

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Read "Gathering Blue" by Lois Lowry available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious. 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. GATHERING BLUE is a return to the mysterious but plausible future world of THE GIVER. It tells the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an.

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It isn't bad but it is much different. None of the characters are the same and you have no idea they are in the same world as The Giver because it's drastically different. It's a book all its own; you can start with this book from the series and not be lost at all.

It's more like The Giver and the Son could pass as their own pair, and the Gathering Blue and the Messenger as their own pair. But still, The Giver is definitely my favorite. Not as good as the first one, but still very good. It didn't end the way I thought it would though I totally guessed everything that happened. It was highly predictable. Another intriguing book in The Giver Series. This one did not end as I had expected, but there's still an element of hope and courage.

ReadingNightOwl thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over. GeekyBookFreak thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and It was a wonderful book.

It was not as good as the giver but it had me still turning the pages. It has a great connection with "The Giver. So lucky we don't have to live like that. Can't wait to read The Messenger. When Kira's mother dies, Kira finds herself having to prove her worth in the community. Vandera, the scarred one, tries to have Kira banished to the Fields, but Vandera's efforts result in Kira being summoned to live and work in the Council Edifice.

Kira then begins to work that her mother had done in the previous year, restoring parts of the SInger's robe, the robe that tells of the community's history, as told each year at the Gathering.

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But as Kira works to learn the dyes and restore the robe, she begins to make connections between herself and the other children who also live in the Council Edifice. In a dis-Utopian society were perfection is essential; recently orphaned Kira with a crippled leg has slim chance of survival.

The Council seems to have other plans involving her gift in weaving.

In a world filled with greed, anger, and poverty; Kira has to find a way to get out while still managing to save her friends. Mention of leaving people - including children - "out for the beasts". Casual slapping of children.

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Open search form. It was a good read and I think many would love it, it just wasn't quite a heart-eyes read for me.

Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelle from Great book! She couldn't put it down and was guessing for most of the book on who the mystery person was.

Would highly recommend it! Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Luke G from Good, thought-provoking book Somehow or another I managed to go my entire gradeschool and college career without so much as touching this book, although I heard about it from time to time.

Finally, after a friend recommended it, I downloadd it and began to read. I was not anticipating a read that would grip me as hard as it did and be largely responsible for a bout of melancholy I suffered as a result of reading.

Nor was I expecting quite that type of ending I'll get to that soon. The style is simplistic, which is neither a positive or negative to me, although it should make the book more approachable for a wider audience.

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I did appreciate that most of the time I did not feel cheated as a reader, except perhaps a very little as the book was ending. Lowry does an excellent job of describing the bland, boring way of life of the people in the community, maybe a little too heavily sometimes but also sneaking in comments that I did not catch, because I take the senses and feelings of the world I live in for granted. There is very little action to speak of, but it is not needed.

This might be a turnoff for those who need an adrenaline rush while reading lest they grow bored, but the story is compelling on its own by making readers ask the question, "What is going on here?

Answers which do not all come. There are many questions this book does not answer. How exactly did society develop to be this way?


Who else is out there that requires the presence of some sort of military the planes? Why are memories returned if the receiver dies or goes far away? There are others as well, but I want to keep spoilers to a minimum.

The one question I really do not want to know the answer to is what happens to Jonas and Gabe. I like the ambiguous nature of the ending.

We as readers do not need to be told the answer to this. We can decide for ourselves and decide why we think the ending is what it is. This ignores the sequels. I did say earlier on that I felt a little cheated by the ending.

I would have liked for the events leading up to the end to have been fleshed out a little more. In all, I would recommend most people read this at least once.

Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by David from Good series Enjoyed this series alot. Would love to follow more of the story of the future. Maybe a few years later. I couldn't put it down. But none of the characters in Gathering Blue are based on individuals. They all draw on characteristics of various people. Even people in books. Kira, in Gathering Blue, for example, could be Meg, from my book A Summer to Die: a solitary, introspective, creative girl on the brink of adulthood, forced to grapple with tough things, finding her own inner resources.

I simply set her down in a different set of circumstances. You seem to have so much knowledge of threading and the different dyes. How did you do the research for the different ways of threading and dyeing?

Do you have some experience with this? I got several books on this subject and did my research that way. Later I gave the books to the young girl, Erica, who posed for the cover photo, because she thought she might like to try it. Did you ever consider having her leave? It seemed important to me that Kira play a role in shaping a peaceful future for the world. It could be argued that Jonas did that. I think he fled in order to bring about change.

Kira stays for the same reason. Do you have a favorite character from Gathering Blue?

Who and why?Visit your Checkouts page to manage your titles. So lucky we don't have to live like that. Instead, the society's Council of Guardians installs her as caretaker of the Singer's robe, a precious ceremonial garment depicting the history of the world and used at the annual Gathering. Sorry, no retailers are currently available for this title. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Like 1 like.

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