Gathering Blue

Kobo ebook | September 25, 2000

byLois Lowry

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In perhaps her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit and that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.
As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.
 
This ebook includes a sample chapter of MESSENGER.

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In perhaps her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit and that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her aliv...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 25, 2000Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:054734578X

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gathering Blue I thought that this book is just as powerful as its prequel. I wish they'll base a movie on this book.
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the best books I have ever read!!! After reading the giver ad watching the movie, I was convinced that I had to read the rest of the series. I read the first chapter, thinking that I would get bored throughout the book, but ever page I read, left me wanting more. I highly recommend the whole series for someone who wants an engaging, light read. It has the perfect blend of mystery, joy and will have you one the edge of your seat. (a very fast reader, depending on your pace)
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wishing for more Ending was abrupt which is a good problem as i wanted to read more! her books are rather short. Looking forward to book three.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gathering Blue This is one of the best books I have read in my life after the Giver. Great Job! RECOMMENDID!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gathering blue Loved it but it ended to quickly. Loved it
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gathering blue Another wonderful book by Lois Lowry. The story of Kira and the truth about her village and the evil that lurks there. A must companion to The Giver and the books following that novel. A great read for all ages.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This book sucked! This book was really pointless , it was boring and tragic. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Just as The Giver, Gathering Blue is an amazing book. I could picture everything going on, but like The Giver once again, it leaves me at a cliff hanger and wanting more, with more questions swimming through my mind.
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gathering blue Good book better ending
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Scary and Sad, but soooo good! Well, Lois Lowry did not seem to disappoint with this final installment of her series. I loved how it brought together the 3 main characters in a way that made a lot of sense. Also, I couldn't help but wonder, what happened to the baby that "Leader" had arrived to "Village" with? That's the only thing that left me thinking. Anyways, it's a nice development and the story really leaves you waiting to see what happens next. The ending was really sad though. :( I wanted to cry, but at least everything was at peace. This book is just as great as the first two and if you liked them well then you should definitely read this book!
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fell short Messenger is the last in the trilogy that commenced with the ever popular The Giver, and which then was followed by Gathering Blue. Unfortunately the first two novels proved to be difficult acts to follow successfully, in my opinion. This story seemed somewhat contrived, haphazard and written with less creative flow. I was left with a lot of unanswered questions by the end, and felt slightly ripped off and let down. Ultimately I feel the story had the potential to be so much more. Ah, well, I would still recommend the series for children, as I do find there are a lot of morality issues addressed as well as an underlying meaningful social commentary. www.booksnakereviews.blogspot.com
Date published: 2008-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down This is the companion book to the Giver and Gathering Blue. All three books are stand alones, but together they tell an even better story. They make you wonder what might happen in our future if we are not careful about our actions today. Matt and his friends shows you the true meaning of compassion and caring. There is a bit of a surprise but understandable ending. Each of these books leave you wanting more.
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Messenger I think that this book is excellent and anybody who doesn't read this is really missing out!!
Date published: 2005-06-29