|Plot Summary of Gathering Blue|
|"Kira, lame from birth and orphaned as a young teenager, lives in a brutish, cruel society, where there is no room for the weak, the sick, or the different. Kira survives only because of her skill at embroidery; she is taken to work for the village council, restoring a symbolic robe that is integral to the Ruin Song Gathering, an important local ceremony. As Kira works on the robe, she searches both for the missing color (blue) and the truth about her society and the council members. With the help of two other artists working for the council, and a friend from the village, Kira finds the truth about her world and uses that knowledge to begin to change things. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Gathering Blue|
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FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Repressive society story
- kills without good reason
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
- method of control
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
- state secrets
- fighting a personal illness/handicap
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's a slave/repressed?
- humans are slaves of other humans
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- missing body parts/abilities
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
- medium future 22-24th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- little dialog
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