Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

After being orphaned, Kira is assigned to restore The Singer’s robe. She becomes friends with Thomas the Carver and Jo, the future Singer, two other orphans who also must work for the Council. They live in luxury while the rest of the villagers, including Kira’s little friend Matt, eke out a not-so-great existence. As time goes on Kira begins to suspect, and then know, that things aren’t quite what they seem.

I absolutely could not put Gathering Blue down. It totally forced me to stay up way past my bedtime and then even after I was finished reading it, I still couldn’t sleep since I kept thinking about what had happened in the book. I was vaguely disturbed, but also excited to see where the next book would go (it took a lot of willpower to not immediately start reading Messenger!). It was a little weird to read since it’s the second book of the Giver Quartet and Jonas and Gabriel are not in this one. I highly recommend Gathering Blue. It is truly excellent.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2015: 114
Pages Read in 2015: 32,845
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