Aug 7, 2014
Review: Seed Savers:Treasure
Seed Savers:Treasure by S. Smith
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Two kids, two bikes, and an idea they can change their world.
It’s 2077. There’s no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the internet, and food. In twelve-year-old Clare’s world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales.
Then one day Clare meets an old woman who teaches her about seeds and real food. The woman (Ana) tempts Clare with the notion that food exists other than the square, processed, packaged food she has always known. Under Ana’s tutelage, Clare and her friends learn about seeds and gardening despite suspicions that such actions are illegal.
When the authorities discover the children’s forbidden tomato plant and arrest their mother, Clare and her brother flee. Clare has heard of a place called "The Garden State," and with their bikes, a little money, and backpacks, the children begin a lonely cross-country journey that tests them both physically and spiritually. Will they succeed in their quest to find a place of food freedom? And can they, only children, help change the world?
Treasure is a gentle dystopian, frightening only is the possibility that we may not be far from the future it paints.
This book had a good idea, but there were so many things that I would NOT want my child to do ... Allow an adult to talk him into growing an illegal plant , have me go to jail for it, keep secrets from me because a lady at church or tutoring said to, when I went to jail TAKE OFF on a bike, stay with a stranger for days & then take a map & travel 400 miles to a border never giving their jailed mom another thought!!! Bringing the Bible verses in as they lie to other kids to get help finding a house, and care nothing about people along the way?? It's conflicting to have them following the Bible while breaking the law & feeling good about their ability to trick and lie so well.
I was provided this book free of charge for an honest review.
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