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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
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Jan 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: dystopian-lit, fantasy, fiction, tween-lit
Read in January, 2012

Kira's mother has suddenly died, leaving her an orphan in a hostile community that despises her for her disabled leg. A woman in the community takes it upon herself to try and drive Kira out but instead the case is brought to the Council. Instead of being banished and left for the beasts like Kira expects, she is instead put up in a place of luxury where her skills as a talented weaver are used. Though she has her best friend Matt and her new ally Thomas the Carver, another child artisan living near her, she starts to suspect that the arrangement is not all it seems, especially when sounds of weeping start to be heard from other areas of the building. Lowry gives an interesting look at what the world would look like should it digress instead of push forward like in _The Giver_ and she continues to make strong characters, though I personally found the first book to be more enthralling. I'm curious to see how the next installment in the series will tie everything together in a more concrete way.

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