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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Extra Book: The Farm

Book: The Farm
Author: Joanne Ramos
Pages: 336

This is my 86th read for the year.

I am in the United States visiting family and friends for the summer, so my reading has really slowed down.  Even more than I expected, because we have been very busy!

This story is about....a baby farm.  The ultrarich do not want to carry their own babies, so they big money to have someone do it for them.  Women are placed in a facility with daily massages, and organic food, and they even get paid a very large bonus after they carry their babies to term.  However - they are not allowed to leave the grounds for 9 months.  They have very little free will - every second is monitored.

The story follows Jane - a young mother from the Phillipines who is desparate to make a better life for she and her daughter.  Reagan - a trust fund kid who wants to make a difference in the world.  Lisa - a repeat customer who is carrying a 3rd baby for a couple.  And Mae - who runs the facility.  

Jane starts to become desparate to see her little girl.  She is worried that she isn't being well cared for by an aunt, and she makes arrangements to break free from "The Farm" to see her child.  But this decision is going to have dire consequences that Jane may not be able to afford.

This book was pretty good....for awhile.  I would say that 3/4 of the book held my interest.  The ending was terrible.  She just kind of quit.  The Epilogue is about 20 pages long and really didn't go anywhere - only sort of wrapped up the story.  It was disappointing.

I don't know whether to recommend it or not.  3/4 good - 1/4, eh.  At least it was a quick read.

Stars: 3

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