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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 weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.
As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on September 25, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0547995687
ISBN-13: 9780547995687
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  • weirdo2468
    weirdo2468Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:59 am55 stars
    Talented but crippled weaver, Kira, has now become an orphan. She now has a job of repairing and adding new patterns to the Singer's robe. But where would she find blue dye?
    • gokuandme
      gokuandmeMonday, October 27, 2014 at 7:46 am55 stars
      i saw the movie on oct 21 on a fild trap
      • mchoverbord
        mchoverbordTuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm55 starsFeatured
        Gathering Blue is one of my favorite books. Its sad, happy and gruesome. But my favorite aspect about this book is that you really connect with the main character and her feelings. I strongly recommend this book even though It dose not really connect with its sequel or its prequel.
        • storygirl101
          storygirl101Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:49 pm55 stars
          Gathering Blue is about a girl named Kira who is in an alternate future than Jonas's in The Giver. The Giver is about a future of technology, Gathering Blue is a future Native American style.
          • jazzyhands
            jazzyhandsSaturday, July 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm55 stars
            DYSTOPIA/UTOPIA BOOK! You can never go wrong with that. Gathering Blue doesn't seem like the Giver 2, but it is. This book leads you into the next book, called MESSENGER.
            • coulsey
              Miss CoulseyWednesday, January 15, 2014 at 6:46 am44 starsFeatured
              This is a companion novel to The Giver. Although is is not a sequel, it shares many of the same themes such as isolation, the idea of a utopian society, and individualism. I read it in a day so I think that means I must have really enjoyed it :)
              • minniemouselove
                minniemouseloveTuesday, November 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm44 stars
                This book really touched me, it's totally amazing!
                • booktiger19
                  booktiger19Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 3:39 pm55 stars
                  This book is a very good sequel to The Giver and even though it dosen't start out relating to The Giver, it will start to in the third book, Messenger.
                  • edmodo-hsvdjbx2jx
                    edmodo-hsvdjbx2jxWednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm55 stars
                    This book along with the giver was a wonderful book. I have read this book a million times. Lois Lowry comes up with the most sad ideas that really touch us. She loves giving people special talents.
                    • 5snewman
                      5snewmanThursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm44 stars
                      3/14/13 This book is amazing!! It is about a girl named Kira. She has a crippled leg. Her mother has just died and her house has been burned down. She decides to make a new house. Other people want her land. They have a fight and go to court. Kira is very nervous. She is allowed to stay in a building and use her gift of sewing to fix the Singer's robe. While she is there her friend Matt ( soon to be called Mattie ) visits her often. They both make friends with a boy who is a gifted wood carver. They find a girl who is forced to sing. She is sad. Kira comforts her. Then Kira learns how to color threads, but she doesn't have the things to make blue. So Matt goes to get her some. When he comes back ,he has Kira's long lost dad!! He tells her he was hurt in Forest a long time ago so he didn't come back. He asks her to come with him to Village a place where everyone is safe. She says she will when she is done here. So, he leaves with Matt. A sad farewell. Everything turns out fine.