Book Review #733
It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville, illustrated by Emil Weiss
Rating: two stars (out of four)
I thought this book did a good job of portraying everyday life (when it was published) and I was actually interested in what the boy was doing. I liked the main character Dave, even though there were times I was going, "boy, what are you doing?" The cat was an interesting character, I'm not sure that it really tied things together all that well, but I know it was supposed to. The illustrations were nice, but nothing amazing. The ending was a little abrupt, and I kind of wished that it had had more closure. There was one part in the story that was especially painful, and I almost wished that it had been left out, because it was sad. I'm not sure why this book won the Newbery Medal, it definitely wasn't an astounding story or anything. I might recommend.