Discombobulated…that’s the word Kate uses to describe her life as she finds herself now living on a farm in the middle of nowhere. Her parents decided to move from the big city of Minneapolis to a farm, where they will now be taking care of sheep, goats, ducks and chickens. As for Kate, she needs to learn to navigate life on the farm while also making new friends at her new school. However, the farm seems to have it in for her and is making that task harder than it should be. Each day seems to bring on a new mishap that seems to set Kate’s mindset against that of her parents’ decision to move to a farm. She wants to go back to her old life no matter what and hopefully that will help her feel less discombobulated.
Or will it? In Barn Boot Blues author Catherine Friend takes us on a journey from city to farm, resentment to acceptance, and loneliness to friendship. Like all journeys it has bumps in the road, unseen twists and something nice at the end of it. This journey is a fun one that gives the reader a glimpse into life on a farm (somewhat autobiographical for the author as she lives on a farm in Minnesota) as well as life as the new kid in a new school.
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