Friday, October 31, 2014

Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet #2) by Lois Lowry


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.

My Review:

I was completely surprised by this book because I thought we were going to pick up where Jonas' journey ended in book one.  That was not the case at all!  This book is about a girl named Kira and her struggle to survive in a harsh world where her mother has just passed away. Lowry has a talent with her writing; she draws you into the person's life, their dystopian town and haunting life.Most of all she doesn't let you lose interest for one moment.  I was rooting for Kira and her little friend Matt the entire way through. Kira amazed me with her kindness and compassion for others in a time and a world where people didn't act that way at all. What a gift that Lowry shares with her readers! She writes hope, she emotes hope, her characters are hope! People will relate to this book because they will see themselves in Kira. I am told in book three I will find out about Jonas and I am anxious to see how this all ties together!

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

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