Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Lois Lowry - Gathering Blue

This is the most wonderful book I have ever been able to read. Lois Lowry -Gathering Blue Lois Lowry is a genius whose skills far surpass any others of our time. Her thought provoking books are a true blessing to those of us fortunate enough to read them.
When I first read The Giver about 8 years ago I decided that it was truly deserving of the top book spot in my list. (If you don't believe me check out my family page which has always referenced The Giver as my favorite. Lowry presented a wonderfully advanced and yet terribly desperate utilitarian world, that challenged the reader to examine their own feelings about the meaning of each member of society.
When I was walking past the teen section of Barnes and Noble on Sunday, I had no idea that there was more to the story. I had no idea that her name would catch my eye and I would be reading this fabulous story. In Gathering Blue Lowry takes the story further. Lowry examines a co-existent world that is crumbling from the weight of power that will tear at the seams of any utilitarian society. In this world the technology of The Giver is not present and only a few select membership society enjoy even the comforts we take for granted today.
If you have never read these 2 books, get them and read them. They are both magnificent! Thank you to Ms. Lowry for her splendid work, I can not wait to read Messenger now!

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