The sequel to her award-winning bestseller The Giver, Lois Lowry delves back into the world governed by the Council of Guardians in Gathering Blue. When Kira, a gifted girl with a twisted leg, is orphaned, she must fight against a stigma as being worthless and weak. Spared from death by those who wish to make use of her mystical talent, Kira realizes that her salvation came with a price and brings responsibility. Will she be able to question the values of her community and confront the truth? 241 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.