ISBN-10: 1497583020 | ISBN-13: 978-1497583023 | List Price: $8.99 print/ $6.99 Kindle | Format: Paperback and Kindle |
Page Count: 146 pages
It's the not-too-distant future, and no one but the government is allowed to grow food. Owning seeds is illegal.
Teenagers, Chance and Emily, along with their families, who call themselves the “Seed Savers,” are in a race against government patrols and a deadly pandemic. The pure seeds the families have hidden may hold the key to human survival, in this action-packed political thriller.
When I saw this political thriller novel up for review I knew I wanted to read it. I come from a long line of farmers so my uncles make sure I am aware of the reality of the real "seed police," that are putting local farmers out of business. This is a real fight we are facing today. I think that is what made this book so terrifying for me. Yes, this is a work of fiction, but the implications for food modifications are real.
This book is short (146 pages), but very impact-full. Gayla does a wonderful job in this fast paced thriller with tons of plot twists that keep you engaged till the very end. Emily and Chance are great characters with depth, courage and a call to protect humanity. You find yourself routing for them,their family and cause throughout the book.
The book does have a strong christian theme running throughout. Mainly that of God being the creator and in control of all things. It also does a good job of bringing awareness to real life situations and the importance of being aware of what the government does and regulations of the powers it has. I ended up using this book with my 9th grade class and they loved it, despite the grammatical errors in the book!
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Disclaimer: Thanks to the CWA Review Crew and the author for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
Gayla Prewitt has a background in broadcast journalism and is a part-time instructor at a university near her home. She is married to a firefighter, has four beautiful children, and a wonderful son-in-law. A health crisis with her children prompted her to re-examine the world, making her much more diligent in researching the safety of the food and many other things which her children encountered. Some of the information gathered was the catalyst for writing this novel.
To learn more about Gayla and her writing, visit her website:
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