Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

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Kira’s life isn’t going so well. She was born with a twisted leg and without a father. When Kira’s mother dies, Kira is brought to the Council of Guardians. The Council Of Guardians will decide if she will be able to stay or will be taken to the field for the beasts. The society that she lived in was not accepting to people with disabilities. She is ready to defend her life. But to her surprise, she is given a room with supplies for her talent which is threading. The Council Of Guardians tell her that she is going to take over her mom’s job to repair the Singer’s robe.

Now Kira has been saved from the beasts. As Kira becomes aware of her neighbors she begins to wonder about the society. Kira finds out that all the people living there with her have no parents and are all gifted or talented in different ways. Could it be that all their lives were already planned? Kira begins to wonder the actual death of her parents and the truth about the society. Will she be able to uncover all the mysteries of what appears to be everything? To find out more read Gathering Blue.

I liked this book a lot because whenever I decided to stop, I couldn’t because the book had trapped me in. In fact, sometimes I thought this book was really magical. I recommend this book for ages 9 and up.