7. Gathering Blue

by Lois Lowry

Lowry has created a strange but plausible future world (apparently she does something similar in The Giver). It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit, that shuns and discards the weak. Even the government is in on it. Left orphaned and physically disabled, Kira is made an exception, first because of a politically powerful grandfather and then by her talents as a weaver/artist. The great Council of Guardians saves her from being sent to "The Field" and gives her the task of finishing weaving an important communal robe by literally weaving in the story of the society's future (across the shoulders)...

You are welcomed to puke at any time.

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