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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry: Mini Book Review

Gathering Blue
by Lois Lowry
Random House
ISBN: 978-0-440-22949-0
Suggested Age: 12 + (nothing objectionable)
Buy from Indigo

Description: 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.

Mini Book Review: As with the The Giver, the story is so simple yet so complex. The type of story that stays with you, makes you think and promotes discussion.  I wish my father was still alive so we could discuss as this is the type of story he would have loved.  Kira is a likeable character and her story fascinating, but I can't lie, I fell in love with  the delightful Matty more (and yes imagine my surprise when I realized Messenger was about him).  The story is fast paced and the prose is tight, a sign of a truly brilliant writer. Some lovely light moments which help with some of the darker moments. This series is perfect for fans of dystopian literature and for those who enjoyed The Giver (you don't have to read it first)  My only real complaints deal with wanting more background and answers, and after reading the brilliant The Giver, it pales a little in comparison. 

4.25 Dewey's

I purchased this from Chapters Shawnessy and didn't have to review

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