Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet)

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jul 31, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages

The fascinating sequel to THE GIVER which inspired the dystopian genre and is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

GATHERING BLUE is a return to the mysterious but plausible future world of THE GIVER. It tells the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future until she is summoned by the Council of Guardians...

On her quest for truth that follows, Kira makes discoveries that will change her life and world forever.

Award-winning author Lois Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve and what could be considered valuable in this fascinating follow-up to THE GIVER.

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User Review  - cindywho - www.librarything.com

A surprisingly gentle story against a brutal background of a village that discards the weak and indentures its artists. I liked it better than the Giver. Read full review

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User Review  - AngelaRenea - www.librarything.com

I liked this book alright, but was surprised that Lowry did not continue with the Giver story line. I'm not sure if maybe it is marked incorrectly as a series on Goodreads but this seemed to be it's ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Lois Lowry, author of over twenty novels and twice winner of the Newbery Medal (for The Giver and Number the Stars), was born on 20 March 1937 in Hawaii. Her father was an Army dentist and the family lived all over the world. Now divorced, she lives in West Cambridge with her dog, Bandit, and spends weekends in her nineteenth-century farmhouse in New Hampshire.

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