Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Welcome to the Community in the Future
When This Book Takes Place
This is what I imagine the Council Edifice looks like in the book Gathering Blue.
This is the cover of the book Gathering Blue. I think the cover was purposefully made blue to signify how important the color is to Kira.
The Singer's Robe
This is what I imagine the Singer's Robe looks like in the book Gathering Blue.
*Annabella is the Dyer
Mood and Atmosphere
Most of this book is somber. Kira's leg is messed up and she has a hard time doing many activities. She is put on trial, accused by Vandara, to die. She barely keeps her life and she has to live in the near empty Council Edifice (large main building). She has to start all over again with her life. The three ¨artists¨ in the community (the Carver, the Threader, the Singer) are all orphans. The Council of Guardians kills their parents so that the community can keep their talents hostage; moreover, Kira has very bad luck. But some of this book is happy. Kira is faced with many obstacles but she has the strength to overcome them. She does everything right so that people will respect her.