Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children’s book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. One of them, a beautiful girl, responds. Mason... show more
Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children’s book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. One of them, a beautiful girl, responds. Mason learns she is part of a horrible experiment intended to render teenagers into autotrophs—genetically engineered, self-sustaining life-forms who don’t need food or water to survive. And before he knows it, Mason is on the run with the girl, and wanted, dead or alive, by the mysterious mastermind of this gruesome plan, who is simply called the Gardener.Will Mason be forced to destroy the thing he’s longed for most? The Gardener is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Publish date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
This was an interesting idea for a book... I enjoyed how the ending was realistic (not many books are like that anymore).
Will there ever be a day when the world runs out of food? What if the entire planet was facing starvation? Should scientists be trying anything and everything to find a solution to this possible problem? Some think they should.The reader will know, just by looking at the cover, what the major plot o...
PLANT PEOPLE!Before you tell me off for posting a spoiler without warning, check out the book's front cover. If the publisher chooses to be upfront with spoilers, I may as well, too. Kudos to cover artist Matt Mahurin for his wonderfully creepy depiction.The Gardener is at a slower pace than the aut...
For more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By BooksThe Gardener is a fasted paced Sci-fi thriller that’ll keep your eyes glued to its pages while shaking your head in shock as the events unfold throughout the small town and for the characters within. Mason, our ma...