Saturday, October 8, 2011

Book Review: The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby

When I saw this book at the library I just had to pick it up.  Seriously, who can resist this amazing title?

When the owner of Woefield Farm passes on, the farm is left to his niece, a truly naive and urban young lady who is determined to make the farm pay for itself using environmentally and organically sound farming principles.  She can't accept that the farm has never been successful and the only things that grow are rocks.  She is assisted in her vision by the old farm hand that comes with the place, a young girl who raises chickens and a boy who has avoided town since an embarrassing incident involving the drama teacher.

I laughed out loud so many times as I read.  The characters are wonderful misfits who come together whether they want to or not.  Each chapter is told  by a different character which seems rather tricky, but it really works.

. . . and the things they do to that poor sheep . . .

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