The Gardener by S. A. Bodeen

Laura Oldham | May 15, 2015

Before reading The Gardener, I thought the book was going to be about gardening in a greenhouse.

Evolution is the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. In The Gardener, evolution is important because the guy evolutionized and moved on.

A heterotroph is any organisms reqiring other organisms. In The Gardener,  they talk about hetertorophs because lila died.

Photosynthesis is a process were a plant makes its own food. Photosynthesis is important in The Gardener because liala was holding the Yo-hoo and make her own food cuz she's a plant.

Autotrophs are an oganism that can surrive on its own. Autotrophs are important in The Gardener because liala survived a little without the place.

My favorite questions asked while we were reading were

Why is the lab concerned with growing more humans if they're worried about the size of the human population? Why don't the other kids wake up when the girl does?

We found out the answers as we read. Here they are.

[  they didnt want to die.][because she'sa plant.]

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The Setting

The Gardener takes place in three different places: Melby Falls, Washington, TroDyn, and Portland, Oregon.

[there was college]

Medical Ethics

One of the ethical issues in The Gardener is whether or not it's right to do experiments on humans. I think human experimentation is bad because if something goes wrong they could die. In The Gardener, the experiments they do on humans are bad because liala almost died when she was expirmented on.

Climate Change & The Food Crisis

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Climate change is bad. It's a problem because it can kill plants.

The food crisis is bad. It's a problem because people die of hunger.

Climate change leads to food crises. When the climate changes food plants have no water so they die and people starve.

Dear Future Generations, Sorry

The song "Dear Future Generations, Sorry," is about how we've abused nature.

Both The Gardener by S. A. Bodeen and "Dear Future Generations: Sorry" deal with the common theme of plants. [the Amazon forest is now the Amazon desert].

The Karner Blue

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The Karner Blue is a blue butterfly that lays its eggs on flowers. The problem with laying its eggs here is it can fall. In The Gardener, we see the Karner Blue on the guy's arm. If we can compare the Karner Blue to humans, then eventually humans will die because of age.

In both The Gardener by S. A. Bodeen and "Dear Future Generations: Sorry by Prince E. A. the authors discuss plants. This is seen in The Gardener when the two go out on an adventure. It's also seen in "Dear Future Generations: Sorry" when he tells about plants. The authors think good about [plants being helped].

My Final Thoughts

My prediction from the beginning, where I thought the story was going to be about  was ____. Actually, here's what I found out. [Explain how your prediction was correction was right or wrong.]

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