This is a book that I've had in my reading pile for a long while now and, unfortunately, haven't gotten around to reading. I'm really very sad that I've abandoned it to collect dust on my shelf. At some point, I will actually read it!
However, to give you an idea, a book showcase for The Gardener by S. A. Bodeen:
15-year-old Mason stumbles on an evil experiment that render teens into autotrophs, and is soon on the run with one of them, a beautiful girl whose fate is controlled by the Gardener.
Note: I have read several different declarations that if you read this book, you shouldn't read the synopsis on the back cover. It will reveal too much.
Things I'm reading about The Gardener:
"The Gardener offers a quick paced, thrill ride of emotion. With an amazing protagonist, whom you can't not care about and a subject that leaves you thinking..." -Book Crazy
"compelling" and "extremely shocking" -Loony-Reads
"The overall premise may intrigue you, but I fear that the amount of actual science fiction / futuristic elements may disappoint." -Kate (on Goodreads)
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