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A must-read for fans of The Giver.
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Tif

A girl named Kira is left orphaned. She has a physical defect and her fate is uncertain until the Council of Guardians recognizes her skill as a theader. With the help of companions,she unravels mysteries about her world and her own life that can reshape the future of her world.

The setting is a future human society devastated after disasters known as The Ruin. It is an interesting story; the symbolism of the blue is hope and the future. The story ends a little vaguely, as Lowry's books tend to do. It is an enjoyable read, although the perspective remains at a bit more of a distance from the characters than I would like. Also it is fairly short, at about 200 pages. A must-read for fans of The Giver.
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