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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
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Dec 18, 2010

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Gathering Blue is set in the same world as The Giver. In fact reading all three books kind of gives the impression that they're about as far apart as say Chicago and Springfield in that it takes a few days to walk from the community of The Giver to the village of The Messenger (book three) and it also takes a few days to walk from the village of Gathering Blue to the village of The Messenger. In this world some tragedy or another (The Ruin Song might even mention it) has so seperated the people that they don't know about each other. The community is high tech and intelligent but has complete control over their occupants without their knowledge, while the village is nearly without technology and the people do what their betters tell them to. Because otherwise the betters might flipping kill them! Seriously I can think of at least seven people off the top of my head killed for political reasons. In the end comparing the two has to be about the choices people make- to conform for the greater good, or to retain individuality sacrificing community coherence.
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