Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons puts a new twist on the idea of disfunctional families. The inhabitants of Cold Comfort Farm, the Starkadders, have always been at Cold Comfort Farm and the matriarch of the family does not plan on changing that any time soon. It is not until Flora Poste from the cities comes and lives with them for awhile after the death of her parents do things begin to change. Flora takes the Starkadders country way of life and changes it to make them become more like the rest of the world.
I recommend this book because it is a good silly read that keeps you wanting to know what is Flora going to do next, or what are the crazy Starkadders going to say next. This is another book I read for school and I really enjoyed it. It was good for the last book of the school year because it was silly and was easy to read, but at the same time there are some very important messages that should be picked up, like is what Flora Poste doing okay? Is it okay for Flora to be changing these people who has had a steady way of life for decades? Overall the book was very interesting and I highly recommend it to any age group.