The Friday 56 #91 ~ Treasure ~ Seed Savers #1

Posted: January 8, 2016 in Action/Adventure, Children's books, Dystopian, Science Fiction, The Friday 56
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.

 

This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from

Treasure

  Seed Savers #1

by S. Smith

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Genre: Children’s/MG dystopian sci-fi adventure

My 56 is actually from pages 5 and 6 as page 56 only had one sentence.

  From page 5

Holding out her closed fist, she whispered, “What I have here will change the world.”

Dante’s eyes widened. “It’s so small.”

From page 6 

“You can’t make food. Everyone knows that food comes from Stores and from Delivery Trucks if you have government ration tickets – but people can’t make food.”

Dante laughed. “But wouldn’t it be great if people could make food?”

Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

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.

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Comments
  1. I’ve seen this book before and debated reading it for review. I look forward to hearing what you think.

    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. What an interesting concept for a book. I’d love for you to check out mine at tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsMIC.

  3. Not a read for me but hope you enjoyed it. :)

    Stormi
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  4. What a great premise! This sounds like an engrossing story that I would enjoy.
    My Friday post features THE TIME IN BETWEEN.

  5. Freda Mans says:

    Sounds cute! Happy weekend!

  6. Carey says:

    Sounds interesting. I like to read dystopian books to see how the people adjust to their new world. I’ll have to check this book out.

    My Friday 56

  7. kentuckygal50 says:

    I think I’ve read this one before…certainly one of the seed savers books. I hate to say it, but that is probably not too far off the mark at some point in our future.

  8. This does sound like a delightful read…thanks for sharing.

  9. Yvonne says:

    This sounds interesting.