Title: Gathering Blue
Series: The Giver Quartet
Number in series: 2
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Plot: When Kira's mother dies Kira is left to fend by herself.
The people in Kira's village wish she send her to her death, but Kira is saved by Jamison, who is a member of the local council
Kira is a gifted weaver, so Jamison assigns her an important job.
As Kira learns more about the way the council works she begins to question her ideas of life. Who is telling Kira the truth?-Her mentor Jamison, or her closest friends?
What I liked about this book:
Kira was a good character; she was selfless, hopeful, and strong- despite having lived a hard life.
What I didn't like about this book:
I don't think it was as well written as The Giver. The characters were well developed, but the plot wasn't as interesting as The Giver's story line.
There were mature themes and a few uses of a rude word for urine in this book that makes it not appropriate for younger readers.
My rating: 2