Friday, December 10, 2010

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

The book Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, is about Kira, a girl who lives in what's supposed to be the future of the world. Most memory of past technology has been lost, as a result, people must make all resources by hand. People are less generous, and only care about others if the other's life affects they're own. Kira, is crippled, born with a twisted leg she's had to walk with a cane all her life. She is the daughter of a weaver, but when her mother dies the other women turn against her becuase, having a twisted leg, she is no longer any use to the village. Eventually, they hold a trial against her, but they're government, the Council of Guardians, decide to let her live if she repairs and completes a robe for them. As it turns out, Kira is an extremely gifted weaver as well. Kira quickly figures out that things might not be what they seem, and Kira tries to solve the mystery of her village. It's a really good book, and even though the main character is a girl, I would recomend it for both boys and girls, who like Mysteries.

Cynthia C. - Mrs. Poulton's class