Thursday, May 28, 2009

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.

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