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Book Club Questions for Seed Savers-Unbroken

And they are finally finished! There are now questions for each of the five Seed Savers books.

Seed Savers-Unbroken, released one year ago Friday, is the final installment of the series and well worth reading–especially if you enjoy politics and social commentary in literature. A very recent review of Unbroken is here.

As with Keeper, Unbroken is more teen than preteen, with lots of adventure, politics, and friend and family relationship issues. Read an excerpt here.

And now, the questions for Seed Savers-Unbroken:

Book Club Questions for Seed Savers-Unbroken

  1. When James Gardener discovers Lily has been kidnapped, he tries to turn himself in despite the council’s urging him not to. Do you agree or disagree with his actions? Why or why not?
  1. The leader of Radicle is a young man named Amos. What are your impressions of Amos and why?
  1. When Jason asks Cassidy if he owns a gun, Cassidy quotes playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton saying his mantra has always been “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Explain how he and Jason end up proving this to be true.
  1. Lily is obviously one of the “heroes” of Seed Savers. What are some of her faults or weaknesses? Her strengths?
  1. Of all the characters in Seed Savers, which one reminds you most of yourself?
  1. Did any of the characters surprise you in this fifth Seed Savers book?
  1. One of the main themes in Seed Savers-Unbroken is the U.S. food supply. Had you ever given much thought to this before?
  1. There are a lot of strands in Unbroken–the unravelling politics, changing friendships, family relationships. . . which parts were your favorite and why?
  1. What does this story remind you of? (Other books, movies, current events…)
  1. What is the art of kintsugi as described by Lily’s mother and how does it relate to the title? 
  1. Seed Savers-Unbroken is the last book in the series. Compare how you thought the author might end the series with how she ended it. What would you have liked to have happened differently?

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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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