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A Book About Youth Changing the World: Review

This series should be in high school classrooms everywhere as a literary example of Margaret Mead’s quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Okay, so I’m still excited that my book series has officially come to a conclusion (although, yes, some readers are asking for MORE . . . sequels, prequels, etc.).

I’m also basking in some wonderful reviews, so please indulge me as I share one more. This one, unlike the last one, is from a reader who is entirely new to the Seed Savers series, and in fact, has not read any of the first four books. She still enjoyed Seed Savers-Unbroken. I am grateful.

Here is the review she shared on Goodreads:

The Seed Savers series grabbed my attention at first because I am an amateur gardener. Then I learned it’s about a not-so-distant future in America where the government and corporations have taken over all food sources, and I was hooked.

My first recommendation is that you start at the beginning! Unbroken is the fifth in the series, and there was so much I missed out on. I plan on going back to start at the beginning, but given my TBR shelf at the moment, that’ll take some time. So I read, and enjoyed, the fifth in the series. But I know I missed out on so much character development. I felt as though I walked in to the party just as the caterer was starting to clean up. 

If you are looking for a series that can help YA readers understand all the control the government can have over its citizenry, this is an amazing example. It also contains many situations in which the characters have to analyze the intentions of all around them ~ because in this dystopian America, it’s hard to know on which side people are on. What I LOVED, as an educator, is how the characters search for information. They know they must work to make things right, and they do that work. Throughout, I was reminded of The Hunger Games: action, corrupt forces, and a quest for justice for all citizens. This series should be in high school classrooms everywhere as a literary example of Margaret Mead’s quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Thanks to Kristin Crouch, teacher reader/reviewer

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Seed Savers-Unbroken is available at various online retailers and can be ordered at your local bookstore and requested at your local library! Schools, libraries, bookstores: Ingram.

Thanks for reading!

Sandra Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA series, Seed Savers. Visit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on TwitterSign up for the newsletter!

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