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Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue
By Lois Lowry
Ember, 2000
Audience: Everyone

From Goodreads:
In her strongest work to date, 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.

I really liked this one. It was different from The Giver, but I still thought it was good. I was hoping Kira's world would tie in to Jonas' world. I think my favorite part of Kira's world was that names added syllables as people grew. What a fantastic idea. The worst part of her world was that rule about "broken" people not being able to live.

I looked at the flap of the next book, and it looks like that's about Kira also. I'm glad. She's a great character, and I absolutely love Matt. He's hilarious. I'm looking forward to him in the next book too.