Treasure

  • by S. Smith
  • Narrated by Julia Farmer
  • 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two kids, two bikes, and an idea they can change their world.
It's 2077. There's no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the Internet, and food. In 12-year-old Clare's world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales.
Then one day Clare meets Ana, an older woman who teaches her about seeds and real food. Ana tempts Clare with the notion that food exists other than the square, packaged food she has always known. With Ana's guidance, Clare and her friends learn about seeds and gardening despite suspicions that such actions are illegal.
When the authorities discover the children's forbidden tomato plant and arrest their mother, Clare and her brother flee. Clare has heard of a place called The Garden State and with their bikes, a little money, and backpacks, the children begin a lonely cross-country journey that tests them both physically and spiritually. Will they succeed in their quest to find a place of food freedom? And can they, only children, help change the world?
Treasure is a gentle dystopian, frightening only is the possibility that we may not be far from the future it paints. First in a five book series.

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Soylent Green Meets The Resistance

I just finished listening to this marvelous dystopian story of a world in which real food has become replaced with squares of processed foods and it is illegal to grow plants. Not quite Soylent Green but GMO has taken over.

Although the target audience is listed as 9-12, this excellent cautionary tale should be read by anyone concerned about the future of fresh food; but for kids it is a great adventure with the hidden agenda of teaching about plants and fruits and even a bit of geography.
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- Betababe

Thought provoking.

Would you listen to Treasure again? Why?

Yes, it was so inspiring.


What other book might you compare Treasure to and why?

I just finished watching The Martian and this book reminds me of that.


What does Julia Farmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings the characters life.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Loved the Christian theme.


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- Dawnatarr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-25-2017
  • Publisher: Sandra L Smith