By: Gabi Proctor
The book, Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, is a book about a teenage girl named, Kira, who has a disability. Her other just passed away but her spirit hasn't left yet. Spirits are suppose to leave until four days after the death to make a safe passageway to the afterlife. Kira had already lost her father a an infant when he went hunting and never came back. When Kira mother's spirit finally leaves, she beings to worry about what she will do in the future without her mother. In the village that Kira lives in has secrets that Kira just came upon after her mother's death. They are " The weak or disabled must learn to survive in the society or will be left to die in the fields".
Kira must go to the Council and is put on trial for the decision to either be put in the fields to die or to stay around in the village. Luckily the did decide to keep her around in the village. After trial, a woman named, Annabell, takes her in and teaches her ways. She teaches her the ways of dyeing thread in different colors and shades. Kira learns that there is no way to create the color blue with the threads she uses. Annabell tells Kira stories of the society's history and past times where there were no beast and fields to die in.
By Bill Gaston is similar to Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, because they kind of have the same story line. The main characters are both girls who have no one but them selves that have to try and survive in the society around them.
By Lois Lowry is similar to my book because both of the main characters in both books don't have anyone else but themselves. In Son, Claire is a 14 year old girl who was assigned to be a birthmother but was removed after her first birth to work in the Hatchery. She find out what happens to her baby and starts searching for him. Also she has to be able to survive to be able to find him. In Gathering Blue, Kira, has to survive without her mother and father in a community who doesn't accept disabled.
Lord of the Flies
By William Golding is about young britsh boys who get stuck in the middle of a raging war. They are evactuate where the war is going on and the find the,selves o an island. They are trying to survive during everthing that is happening. There is no one around that they knows and they are sturggling to keep themselves going. That relates to Gathering Blue because in both books they are in a community that they know well until one day everything just turns around and they are fighting fir survival.
Lord of the Flies
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