Monday, January 19, 2015

I am so ashamed...../ Seed Savers MMGM

Um... Hi! I haven't blogged in.... about 3 months. I have been so busy and I just wanna apologize for that..... my mistake. I have read many books in this time, but the one I really want to feature is Seed Savers by S. Smith.

Here is Goodread's plot description:

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.

My review: 

Wow. As a fan of veggies, fruits and all things natural, this book was definitely a shocker- in a good way. The characters- Claire, Ana and Dante being the main ones, are very well described and vivid. 

I liked how S. Smith made the future very realistic. Many things were the same, which is a nice break from the usual post-apocalyptic future found in most books. 

I guess the only cons for me are that it was either way to mellow and nothing was happening, or everything was happening and you couldn't make sense of anything. There was hardly ever that perfect medium.

I hate myself for posting such a short review..... But I am so busy currently.