In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.
As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, and what will be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira's plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.
If you're expecting a sequel to The Giver, you will be very disappointed. The two books are completely unrelated to one another. Just think of this book has another dystopian and you will enjoy it more.
This book focuses on Kira. She's a young girl, born with a bad leg and shunned for it. When her mother dies she is kicked out of her home and left for dead. She's saved only by her talent with thread and weaving. She finds a new home, but begins to learn the truths of her village.
I couldn't like this a whole lot, just because I've read similar dystopians, same was with The Giver. I know that these got published first, but it still prevents me. Still, I found this book to be interesting. I was able to tell that something was up with the village early on, but I was still very curious to see how Kira would react. I also enjoyed the aspect of the arts. I'm an artist and while my kind of art wasn't really in here, I happen to appreciate all of the arts.
Kira is a very great main character. She was born with a defect that causes her village to see her as worthless. She is very much not worthless and actually takes a stand. I also like how close she is to her friends that she made in this book!
Overall, I thought this was a great dystopian! Many will be disappointed by it not be a sequel to The Giver, but this is still worth the read! Lois Lowry is a wonderful writer and I will continue reading the rest of the books in this quartet.
Meaning: I liked it