Book Review: The Farm by Joanne Ramos

Title: The Farm
By: Joanne Ramos
Genre: Fiction 
Pages: 327
Release Date: May 17th, 2019
Publisher: Random House
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from Goodreads: Nestled in the Hudson Valley is a sumptuous retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, private fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you get paid big money—more than you've ever dreamed of—to spend a few seasons in this luxurious locale. The catch? For nine months, you belong to the Farm. You cannot leave the grounds; your every move is monitored. Your former life will seem a world away as you dedicate yourself to the all-consuming task of producing the perfect baby for your ├╝berwealthy clients.

Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines and a struggling single mother, is thrilled to make it through the highly competitive Host selection process at the Farm. But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her own young daughter's well-being, Jane grows desperate to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she'll receive on delivery—or worse.

Heartbreaking, suspenseful, provocative, The Farm pushes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit to the extremes, and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love.


Review: OMG, what a strange premise. The story was well written and easy to read. I found myself sucked into this strange world of a baby farm and couldn't put the book down. The ending was a little lack luster. I was hoping for more, but in the end, I really enjoyed this read. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

2 comments: