Date: Mar 12th, 2013 11:48:29 pm - Subscribe

Carter is a collab (guard) recently appointed at the farm. He came with Sebastian, a vampire supposedly, and they came because the Farms kill people. They have computer software that covers up the people they kill, and they agree to install it for them in exchange for letting Lily and Mel escape. They do escape, but the Dean and Collabs change their mind and come back for them.

Carter has a major crush on Lily, knowing her from 9th grade Biology, and is one of the few people except Lily that Mel likes.
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Date: Mar 12th, 2013 11:42:41 pm - Subscribe

Mel is Lily's twin, and she is very autistic. There are chapters in the book where she narrates her thoughts, and while insightful she can't do a whole lot. Because of her trauma, she can only speak in nursery rhymes. For example, she wants someone to go away. She will say "Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home!". Other than that she doesn't really do anything interesting, but she will occasionally speak words that make sense when Carter talks to her.
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Date: Mar 12th, 2013 11:40:36 pm - Subscribe

Lily is the main character in the book, though there are chapters where the main narration is reversed. Nevertheless, she is the primary focus. Lily is a rebellious young lady who is extreamly mature at a young age due to the events in that lifetime. She spends a lot of effort into taking care of her sister Mel, who is autistic. She was willing to destroy everything in her path and murder the collabs (guards) at the farm to get her and Mel to saftey, away from there. She also has a major crush on Carter, who gets her off of the so called Farm. People other than Carter, Mel, and Joe seem to get on her nerves too easily, and she cannot stand breeders (people who get pregnant on the farm so they can escape easily) which makes her irritated for Joe making her escape with McKenna, his baby mom.
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What I think of the book
Date: Mar 12th, 2013 11:35:28 pm - Subscribe

What I think of the book "The Farm" by Emily McKay

It starts out as a wonderful, plot twisting yet deeply interesting book. Science fiction aswell as fantasy are very prominent. One can even recall the movie "I am Legend", where a simple Biological function that was changed, mutated and made people into monsters. It happened in this story too. But things in the book did start to get a little bit weird when it started talking about vampires and how they always existed. I'm not big on vampires- at all. That is why I never read Twilight. But the combination of them along with the ticks seemed to flow fairly well, and for that reason I don't see anything to complain about. Overall, the book is well worth the read, for anyone that likes something a bit of a cross of The Hunger Games and Resident Evil.
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Bigger Summary part 2
Date: Mar 12th, 2013 11:31:29 pm - Subscribe

Part 2 of the summary: the flee.

After they are all out of the farm, they take a van with stolen gas and head for canada. They're with sebastian, some vampire guy who can actually detect a tick from miles away. However, he does not pick up some of the guards and the Dean coming for them, and when they show up, they kidnap Mel. After going down with a secret mission and a fight, they take Mel and escape to Canada, away from the horrible ticks.
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