Gathering Blue Summary

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Gathering Blue was written by a Newbery Award Winner, Lois Lowry. The book starts off with a girl named Kira, she has a broken leg which keeps her from doing a lot of things. Unfortunately, Kira has no siblings and her mother and father died, which makes her an orphan. This created a lot of controversy, whether or not Kira should stay in the village because she has no guardians to watch her. Kira agreed to live in the Council Edifice where she is given a task for the community after she went to court. Kira is trying and trying to do her best on the task but a lot goes on during that period of time. Reaching the end of the book, Kira unlocks jawbreaking secrets. The two major events in the novel, are the trials regarding Kira staying
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Kira sighed and turned” (Lowry 37). These couple of sentences give the reader more information about the theme and how it actually relates to the story. Before, I put that one of the themes is power. The meaning of power in the novel is how the government controls the community. The government has many strong rules. These strong rules can scare the villagers on doing things that are right. If the villagers disobey the rules there are various consequences but one consequence is to abandon the village and never come back. This might not scare the villager, that is accused of breaking the laws, at first but if they know what is outside of the village (ig. “beasts” or wild animals) they probably will try and beg the Council Guardians to let them stay in the village. That is why Kira is very nervous in trial because if she makes one wrong move her whole life could be over. The quote is significant in many different ways but one way is that it shows the reader that having too much power can either make your future unpleasing or someone else’s. In this case the Council of Guardians show that they have too much power among the citizens which creates a lot of
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