Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry is book 2 in the Giver quartet and is a great companion book to the Giver. The book was written for primary use in grades 6-8, but is easily appropriate for grades 6-10. For each chapter of the book, there is a worksheet that includes 12 to 20 vocabulary words and 7 to 10 comprehension questions. Answers for most of the comprehension questions are found in the reading; a few questions ask the reader for their opinion or to make predictions and justify their answers. Also included is a character chart for the students to complete as they read filling in information about what each of the characters looks like, how they act, and why they are important in the book. The unit also includes a novel test and full answer key.