By S. Smith
232 pages – ages 9+
Published by Sandra L. Smith on April 17, 2012
One day, Clare brought back these things called seeds to her brother, Dante, and her best friend, Lily. She got them from Ana, a friend from church. Ana starts to teach them fruits, and vegetables, and what seeds do. They soon learn that saving seeds and growing your own food is illegal in the U.S.A. The only food allowed is the kinds you get from Stores. They decide to secretly become Seed Savers with the help of Ana. When the government finds out what Clare and Dante are doing, the kids flee to Canada with the help of other Seed Savers across the country. They think growing food in Canada is legal because it isn’t part of the US. Can the kids get to Canada before they get caught by the government??
This was an interesting book. I like dystopian books where something “wrong/bad” has happened. In this book, it’s an evil government that wants to control the food of their country. “Seed Savers” was really good. I like the character of Clare. She was really smart. Dante seemed like he should be 14 or 15 not seven, but he was still a good character. I think the cover art is cool. This was a good reading level for me. The story was involved and it read well. The plot was pretty unique. I like how the setting seemed to be some-what in the future. I also liked reading about the types of food they have (like “Sweeties”). I recommend this book to kids 9+.
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