Eden’s Root by Rachel Fisher
The year is 2033 and the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental and that love can be intentional. From Goodreads.
This book spans over 3 years in her lifetime and has point of views from her, Sean, and Asher. It started out slow but of course it was needed so that we could understand about the Famine and how life got to be so different from what we know it today.
Fi is a great character. She is tough and carefree at the same time. She had to grow up and grow up fast. She had to survive her little brother dying of brain cancer, her dad dying of another cancer and her mom getting sick. Yea she is emotionally strong and she eventually gets physically strong because she is forewarned by her dad. She makes a crucial decision and lets her best friend Sean into the secret her dad tells her about. Sean decides to help out the best he can.
Sean is a very caring person. He has known Fi his entire life because they live next door to each other. He takes care of his 2 younger sisters and his dad and mom when they have to leave home. He even tries to take care of Fi. That doesn’t go over well with her because she can take care of herself.
Asher was a college student in NYC when it all goes down. To survive he starts a small gang that he is the leader of but doesn’t want to have anything to do with. Luckily Fi and Sean come to town and are able to help him out. He ends up falling for Fi and she falls for him much to the disappointment of Sean. It all works out though for the best. Eventually Fi loses her mom to the sickness. So it ends up just being her and her little sister Kiara.
After almost 2 years of walking to get to Eden in Canada, they finally make it. When they get in everything ends up working out great luckily. After 3 long years, everything is getting better especially after all the decisions that she has had to make to make sure everyone was safe and there was food.
I really enjoyed this book and I hope that it is a series, the ending wasn’t something I was expecting so I think that there will be another book and I can’t wait to read it.
I give this story 4 out of 5 stars.