Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue

The Giver Quartet, Book 2

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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The companion novel to the Newbery Medal winner, The Giver.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.Winner of an AudioFile Earphones AwardSelected Audiobooks for Young Adults (American Library Association)
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2006.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780739330906
Additional Contributors: Borowitz, Katherine

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TJ_77
Jul 19, 2015

I enjoyed the story. The recording (with extra sounds for no apparent reason) was not so great. If you like dystopian future stories, this one is minimal but entertaining.

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

Though the dispassionate reader definitely detracted, I think the story itself fell short. The characters were underdeveloped, and the main character particularly seemed over-sheltered, having minimal understanding of how her world worked, and few words to describe what she did know. The story seemed more of a prelude to a larger story, and had little story arc of it's own; the book ends when the character is called to action and offers no suggestion as to what that action might be. While it may appeal to other readers, it definitely did not meet my own expectations.

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stariel
Aug 20, 2012

In this companion to The Giver, we see a community without technology, living in primitive and non-cooperative ways. Kira, an outcast because she was born with a deformed leg, loses her mother and gains an important job. In the process, she comes to realize the truth about her village's dark side.

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Peggy_Ks
Jan 01, 2012

Peggy_Ks thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 28

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