Saturday, February 22, 2014



"Gathering Blue" - I just finished reading this remarkable novel by Lois Lowry to my 14 year old son.  We both loved it.  He read some of the time and I read some of the time, since his reading skills are a bit behind.  I won't give an account or summary of the story, just to say that it isn't a sequel to The Giver, but a companion book, a similar story of a dystopian society of poverty on the outside of the capital and excess on the inside.  This book is perfect for children aged 10 and older.  A must read for both boys and girls.  This is also a great discussion book for English and Literature Art classes about so many subjects such as disabilities, loneliness, hope, strength, talents, kindness, poverty and so much more.

http://www.smplanet.com/planetbookclub/novels/blue

This web site has thought provoking discussion questions for each chapter, further reading and research options and more.

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