Gathering Blue

By: Gabi Proctor

Gathering Blue

Written by Lois Lowry in 2000

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcot in 2000

ISBN Number: 0-553-49478-3

Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia

Awards: None

Personal Review

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.



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