Ideas for Learners Promoting Literacy, Inquiry, and Meaningful Learning Experiences
Ever by Gail Carson Levine

Book Summary

Olus is a young god of winds, who falls in love with Kezi after he secretly watches her over time.  He learns about her ways, and sends his winds to search for Admat, but fails to find him among the many gods that Olus knows.  Together, Kezi and Olus pursue a quest to lift Kezi's curse, a process that causes both of them to question everything they know.

Ever book cover

Book Review

This is an extremely difficult book to describe, but worth reading because it is so different from existing fare. The story is told from alternating viewpoints.  Kezi is a talented weaver, living happily with her family until tragedy strikes.  In order to save her mother from a terrible illness, Kezi's father makes a promise to Admat, the god of all things in Kezi's world. Unexpectedly, Kezi becomes burdened with the cost of her father's oath: she will not live long, in order to protect another family member. Kezi and Olus question the spiritual teachings they have each learned during their search for Admat. 

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Spiritual Beliefs
  • Quests
  • Weaving
  • Loyalty and Promises
  • Love
  • Ancient Mesopotamia

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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