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Gathering Blue

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry's magnificent novel of the distant future,The Giver, is set in a highly technical and emotionally repressed society. This eagerly awaited companion volume, by contrast, takes place in a village with only the most rudimentary technology, where … see full wiki

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Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Teens
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
2 reviews about Gathering Blue
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2010
This companion novel to The Giver. I don't like it quite as much.
review by . February 05, 2004
This is another excellent book by Lowry. I had first read The Giver, which is also very good. This book gives a different perspective of the far future than The Giver but bears a lot of similarities. Where life in the Giver was all pleasant and happy, in this book, life is rough with everyone fighting each other for what they have. In both books, "undesirables," meaning the old, deformed, or infirm are eliminated from society.   As in The Giver, the main character is one who bears a special …
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