Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

76%

10 Critic Reviews

Readers will find plenty of material for thought and discussion here, plus a touch of magic and a tantalizing hint (stay sharp, or you’ll miss it) about the previous book’s famously ambiguous ending. A top writer, in top form.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

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. This ebook includes a sample chapter of MESSENGER.
 

About Lois Lowry

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Lois Lowry is an award-winning author who has written many popular books for young adults. She was twice the recipient of the Newbery Medal, for Number the Stars and for The Giver. The author lives in Cambridge, MA.
 
Published September 25, 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 225 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Young Adult, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction
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All: 10 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Excellent
on May 20 2010

Readers will find plenty of material for thought and discussion here, plus a touch of magic and a tantalizing hint (stay sharp, or you’ll miss it) about the previous book’s famously ambiguous ending. A top writer, in top form.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Sep 25 2000

Readers may well predict where several important plot threads are headed.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Cindi Rose on Dec 04 2010

Lowry has created a whole background for the characters

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Common Sense Media

Below average
Reviewed by Matt Berman on Jan 01 2003

The ending is ambiguous, and most of the questions are not answered, which some readers will find frustrating . . . Somewhat paler companion.

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BlogHer

Excellent
Reviewed by Blog Her on Sep 26 2012

Magnificent novel of the distant future

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The Know Youth Media

Excellent
Reviewed by Parker Anderton on Jan 01 2000

Gathering Blue is a book of suspense, mystery, and questions.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Charian L on Jan 01 2000

Lois Lowry does a magnificent job weaving in all the parts of the story

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Book Loons

Good
Reviewed by JA Kaszuba Locke on Dec 01 2006

Lois Lowry's Gathering Blue is a companion to her Newbery Award winner The Giver, but stands well on its own.

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Young Adult Books Central

Good
Reviewed by YABC on Sep 25 2000

As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become

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Flamingnet Book Blog

Good
Jan 01 2000

Another great book like The Giver by Lois Lowery.

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