©2006 Lois Lowry; (P)2008 Listening Library
"Lowry returns to the metaphorical future world of her Newbery-winning The Giver to explore the notion of foul reality disguised as fair....Readers will find plenty of material for thought and discussion here....A top writer, in top form." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Lowry has once again created a fully realized world full of drama, suspense, and even humor." (School Library Journal)
The narrator did a wonderful job! The story was captivating. I also read the Giver and I look forward to listening to Lowry's other stories I recommend this book to all readers young and old. Enjoy!
I love the characters. It is a wonderful story for both children and adults. A strange future view that is both sad, compelling, and hopeful.
I am not sure how they are part of a series but both the Giver and Gathering Blue are great books. I listened to this one in 2 days, I did not want to stop listening.
The premise of these books is interesting, but I am ready for these characters stories to be wrapped up. I am already onto Son, just because I am not a quitter. I would not describe these books as overly satisfying, but definitely a fun step out of my normal reading preferences.
I was very disappointed. I doesn't have the same feel as the Giver at all. It was way too obvious for the reader, while painfully naive of the characters. I felt the end was needlessly rushed and really abruptly stops just when you felt like it got going.
This book is a bit slower for the beginning but as it progresses you find yourself unable to stop. It's sweet, and touching. It makes you see through her eyes and feel for the young heroine. So beautiful.
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