Gathering Blue

by Lois Lowry | Teens |
ISBN: 0440229499 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 5/21/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Received this from Bookmooch!

From Chapters:
Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until she is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a gifted weaver and is given a task that no other community member can do. While her talent keeps her alive and brings certain privileges, Kira soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world and see what places exist beyond.

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, November 24, 2008
Kira is a disabled girl in a society that does not accept anyone that is not perfect. When her mother passes away, Kira's belongings are burned and an elder tries to take her land away from her. When the issue is taken to court, elder Jamison is appointed to represent Kira since she is too young to represent herself. Jamison takes on each claim that has been brought against her and disproves them. Kira is told she can not keep her land, but that she will not be banned from the society. Instead, she must take on the job of preparing a ceremonial robe that shows the history of the society.

Kira must learn how to dye threads before she can repair the stitches. She walks out to the forest of an old lady that lives alone to master the art. Meanwhile, she makes friends with a carver around her age that is also living in the main building. However, after hearing a child's crying during night and other odd things happening, Kira begins to wonder if there is more to what she is doing and how her society operates.

This is meant to be a compliment to The Giver by Lois Lowry, however I think The Giver is a better novel. This read easily, as it should for a teen novel. I enjoyed it until the ending, which is the only reason why I wouldn't recommend this book. If you don't mind a book just ending half-resolved, then you might like this book. If you like a solid resolution at the end of your book, don't pick this one up.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, June 29, 2009
Mailed off today as a RABCK.

Journal Entry 4 by icekween01 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Wednesday, July 01, 2009
What a wonderful surprise to come home to!!! Thank you so much HoserLuaren! I will journal again after I have read it and pass it on as another surprise for another lucky bookcrosser to keep the karma going.

Thanks again!! :-)

Journal Entry 5 by icekween01 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Friday, December 11, 2009
Started this one today. So far very interesting. Will journal again when I finish and then pass it on.

Journal Entry 6 by icekween01 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I've read The Giver but it was soo long ago I don't really remember anything about it in order to compare it to this one. I did enjoy reading this book. It is a quick easy read and an interesting story.

Journal Entry 7 by icekween01 at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (12/15/2009 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Passing this one on to my best bookcrossing buddy bookbabe71 as it is on her wish list.

ENJOY, M!! xoxo :-)

Journal Entry 8 by bookbabe71 from Kentville, Nova Scotia Canada on Sunday, January 17, 2010
THANKS K!!!! You rock! I will get to this after I get through the three before this. I read The Giver (swiped it from my daughter who had to read it for school) and really enjoyed it. Look forward to another good read.

Journal Entry 9 by bookbabe71 from Kentville, Nova Scotia Canada on Friday, March 26, 2010
Thanks so much for the surprise! What an interesting book. I am passing it on to my daughter and then will pass it along.

Journal Entry 10 by bookbabe71 at New Minas, Nova Scotia Canada on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (6/29/2010 UTC) at New Minas, Nova Scotia Canada

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