09 December 2013
Bodeen, S.A. The Gardener. 2010.
Mason visits his mom at work and finds that she's caring for four comatose teens rather than the elderly persons he expected to find. When one of the teens wakes up from her coma, Mason escapes with her and learns the truth about his father and an experiment to create self-sustaining humans.
This book was okay. I can see how my tweens, especially those who are fans of science fiction, would enjoy this book. I didn't find it as engrossing as other books, but it wasn't a horrible book. The idea of growing humans was intriguing, and the scenes in the greenhouse were appropriately creepy, but I finished the book wanting more information. This story has the potential to be a great one, but as it is, it's just okay.
Recommended for: tweens, fans of science fiction
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars