..it looks pretty damn good! Penguin have surprised me by sending me a gorgeous copy of Emily Mckay's The Farm. And it looks fun enough to make me temporarily suspend my ban on books with hooded figures on the cover. Because it's a red hood. On a girl. So it's OK.
Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…
And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.
Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan.
Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…
Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race..."
I shall report back forthwith :)