Seed Savers Book 2 – Lilly by S. Smith

lilySeed Savers Book 2 – Lilly

by S. Smith

196 pages – ages 9+

Published by Sandra L.\Smith on November 16, 2012

Lily lives in the United States but it is a different world than what we know. People are not allowed to grow their own food or even to own seeds or plants. The government controls all the food. Lily was sad when her friends Clare and Dante ran away to Canada. They went to Canada because they heard that you could grow your own food there. Lily still  tended to the veggies the kids were all growing together in secret. She did make a new friend, named Rose. One day, she takes Rose to meet Ana, the lady who taught Clare, Dante, and Lily about seeds and food. Ana decides to teach Rose about them too. After Rose is comfortable with the seeds (and the fact that it is illegal to be doing this), the duo meet Arturo, another seed saver. Arturo told Lily that he doesn’t trust Rose, but Rose says she doesn’t trust him. Lily doesn’t know who to trust.

This was a great sequel! Like the first book, “Lily” is a well written dystopian book with a great story. Unlike the first book, it is told in first person, from Lily’s point of view. That is a great touch. I really like to learn about the seed savers and the weird world they live in. The book started off just a bit slow, but the plot soon got me hooked. There is an awesome cliffhanger at the end of the book but I won’t tell you about it! 🙂 I can’t wait for book 3 to come out to read what happens next. Lily is a great character. She is a very modern girl and it’s cool that the dystopian world she lives in happens about the same time as we are living in. The other characters in the book are also very believable. I think kids 9+ will enjoy this book!

I give “Lily” 4 out of 5 bookworms!fourbooks

To read my review of Seed Savers, Book 1 click HERE.

To learn more about S. Smith please visit her website by clicking  HERE.

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25 replies

  1. I really like the premise of this series – a dystopian world where it’s illegal to grow your own food – what a great idea, and what a horrifying concept if it actually happened! Thanks for the review!

  2. Very interesting. I’m a gardener, and I often hear speculation to this effect. I save some of my own seeds. What a cool concept for a kids’ dystopian book. Micah is my fellow gardener. I think this would really appeal to him. I’ll check these out!

  3. A very interesting and timely topic for a book, especially considering the lawsuits Monsanto brings against small farmers on a regular basis. An excellent recommendation, Erik!

  4. I’m a gardner and love heirloom seeds, so I know I would find this fascinating. Thanks so much for the recommendation, Erik.

  5. This is a great idiea for a dystopian novel. I grew up eating out of the garden. Can’t imagine what a society that controls the food supply would be like.. Great choice, Erik!

  6. It is so important that children are educated in issue-based causes. All this links to the issue of genetically modified food, (GM) and whether or not it is the eutopia it is made out to be.

  7. No growing food??? OMGoodness! How scary! Maybe they can go to the pet store. That’s where Mom gets my food.

    Love and licks,

  8. Reblogged this on Author S. Smith and commented:
    Thanks, Erik (“This Kid”)!

  9. I enjoy a good dystopian book and this one sounds great. I haven’t read the first one, but this series sounds fascinating. I will have to pick them up!

  10. Interesting premise – lots of dystopian books around. Difficult to keep track, really. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this novel and about Lily.


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