Punk Farm

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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age 4+

"Old MacDonald" gets a silly punk-rock makeover.

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age 16+

A modern classic

The book definitely has many fine qualities: poetic language, great music, interfering immortals, strong and caring friendships, and exciting battle scenes. Punk Farm is not studied by middle or high school students as commonly as George Orwell's, Animal Farm perhaps because the concerts portrayed in Punk Farm includes so many individual songs and characters that its 40-plus pages become a lot to digest.The book also weaves in and out of the "present" of the book, as character often reflect on past events; Punk Farm is somewhat more linear, and the narrative is easier for students to follow. However, several of the intertwining plots in Punk Farm are essential to read and understand for any student of the classics.

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