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Farmed Out

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Maddie has big-city dreams, and this summer she's found her chance to visit New York. An art magazine is holding a portrait painting contest, and the first prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to the Big Apple. Maddie plans to win, but her mother has different plans for her: a mother-daughter adventure in organic farming. Maddie is furious. How will she find an inspiring sub ...more
Paperback, 119 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2011)
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I've read some good Orca Currents publications and I appreciate their mission to bring short, high-interest contemporary stories to below average readers. The best ones take a fairly strict set of rules on length and vocabulary and craft an interesting and well-written story in barely 100 pages (and we're talking 100 small pages with BIG print and margins). But this story about a city girl being forced to spend an eye-opening week on a farm by her self-absorbed batty mother was so . . . bland. A ...more
Farmed Out was the first book I've read in the Orca Currents line, but I'll definitely be reading more of them. I greatly enjoyed how easy a read it was and how at the same time it was still very interesting.

The story was about a 15-year-old girl whose mother suddenly decides to take them on a mother-daughter trip to an organic farm. The antics of the mother while comical were also a little depressing as she doesn't seem to have it together. The ending was abrupt, but sweet, and there's also goi
Jan 09, 2014 ah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book
laughed half the time
light hearted book
with humors
and I liked the descriptions of details.
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Christy Goerzen has been telling stories since the age of two. She holds a Master of Arts in Children's Literature, and has worked as a bookseller, children's television writer, communications manager, speechwriter and university instructor. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, son and one funny little cat.
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