Gathering Blue, is about a disfigured girl who lives in a community that kills the weak. Gathering Blue is science fiction. Gathering Blue belongs to the Giver Quartet and is an easy read. Lois Lowry, the author of Gathering Blue has won 2 Newbery Medals and is world famous. Gathering Blue is geared towards anyone that can read. Kira, a disfigured girl, lives in a community that shuns/kills the unable to work. Kira had a twisted leg and as an orphaned girl had to learn to weave to survive. When Kira’s mother dies, she thinks she will be killed, but the Council of Guardians has a job for her. As the new Robe-Threader she learns many horrifying things. How will Kira react? Gathering Blue is set in the future, in the world as we know it, and is very clear. Other readers would love Gathering Blue and the book felt complete. Five stars. -annaleeliz