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 twelve-year-old Clare’s world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales.
One day Clare meets a woman who teaches her about seeds and real food. She tempts Clare with the notion that food exists other than the square, processed food she has always known. With her guidance, Clare and her friends learn about gardening despite the fact that it’s 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 in search of a place where real food still exists.