But now that her mother has died, her neighbors begin to ask that she be taken to The Field to be given to the beasts that are said to live in the forest. This society is very believable in my opinion and seems like it could become a reality, if society continues the way it is headed. It is a very different story than The Giver, but gives readers a different look into the future. LAPIS/Disciplinas/Processamento de Imagens:TransfKarhunenLoeve. The novel traces a few months in the life of Kira, a gifted “threader” with a twisted leg. Differences are shunned in this book, and in our world, the same thing occurs. In this dystopian society, her bad leg should have resulted in Kira being left to die from exposure; however, Kira’s mother, still grieving the death of her husband on one of the … She was born with a twisted leg which would normally mean exile from her village, if her mother had not stood up for her all her life. The last book in the trilogy, Messenger, brings characters from The Giver and Gathering Blue together for one last story. Her neighbors are hostile and no one but a small boy offers to help. Gathering Blue was written by Lois Lowry and published in 2000. Kira’s mother, who was named Katrina, has died recently, and now her spirit is leaving her. Matt - A wild young boy who is friends with Kira. Jamison - One member of the Council of Guardians who watches over Kira. Kira's talent for weaving and sewing is put to the test, but is there more going on than what it seems? He knows how to sneak and steal very well. This is the second book in The Trilogy by Lois Lowry. The man introduces himself as Christopher, her father before he begins to … But the Council, to her surprise, has plans for her. The book Gathering Blue is the story of a young weaver named Kira who lives in a community. The novel begins with the death of Katrina, the mother of a girl named Kira. People are always shunning abnormalities and would rather be “perfect.” I love the fact that diversity is celebrated in these books and how having the gift of art is almost worshiped in the society. Left orphaned and physically flawed in a civilization that shuns and discards the weak, Kira faces a frighteningly uncertain future. USP/PEF2308/Trabalho de PEF2308 - Ponte de Macarrão - Relatório Final, USP/PEF2308/Trabalho sobre Pontes de macarrão, https://students.fandom.com/wiki/Gathering_Blue?oldid=12740. Katrina was a warm, kind woman, but now she is only a body, about to be eaten by animals. Kira - A loving girl, born with a twisted leg. I really think that you will love this book. When summoned to judgement by the Council of Guardians, Kira prepares to fight for her life. But just as it seems that she is going to be sent away, the Council of Guardians asks her to do a task for them, a task that is extremely important for the community. Gathering Blue is the second book in Lois Lowry’s The Giver series and is set sometime in the future, following the end of civilization as we know it. But the Council, to her surprise, has plans for her. Thomas - A very gifted wood-carver who befriends Kira. Though advertised as a sequel to The Giver, this book is much, much different. She has an unatural gift when it comes to weaving. For more information on Lois Lowry and her other books, visit Lois Lowry's Website. On her quest for truth, Kira discovers things that will change her life and world forever. Left orphaned and physically flawed in a civilization that shuns and discards the weak, Kira faces a frighteningly uncertain future. Kira is a very brave young girl, having lost her father before she was born and her mother just as the story opens. When Kira returns to her room at the end of the Gathering, a bling man waits for her there. During lunch break, Matt gives Kira a piece of cloth dyed blue and tells her that he has another present for her. Kira lives in a village where the sick and weak are dragged off to die in the Field of the Living; after they die, someone is required to watch the spirit leave the dead body for the next four days. Students is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Katrina dies in her cott, or … Her neighbors are hostile and no one but a small boy offers to help. Christopher - Kira's father who was "killed by beasts" before she was born. Katrina - Kira's mother who dies at the beginning of the story. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. His shirt was blue and it was missing a patch from it and he confesses that the blue cloth she was holding in her hand was from his shirt. I love this book in the fact that the author presents a very different view of the future than in her first book. == Memorable Quotes == "I wish, i wish with all my heart, to fly with dragons, in a land apart.." Pg 77. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, the young girl faces new responsibilities and a set of mysteries deep within the only world she has ever known. When summoned to judgement by the Council of Guardians, Kira prepares to fight for her life. A girl named Kira, her age unspecified, calls for her mother, but no one replies.