A cat-friendly world…NOT!

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Ella Fogarty writes, Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a town where a cat is considered vermin…

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a town where a cat is considered vermin, and having one as a pet is a felony of the worst kind? Cat Found, by Ingrid Lee, tries, and fails to take you into this world. This novel is about a young boy named Billy, who finds a cat alone on the streets. He decides, rather stupidly, to take it home, not realizing at the time how hard it is to hide a feline of any breed in a town that hates cats. Billy has many problems, and all of them are the type of problem that no one in this time period can relate to. This book is supposedly targeted at kids ages eight to eleven, despite being violent and depressing. The story is more suited for kids grades 5 and up. Cat Found is going to be published in October 2011. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone, for many reasons. First of all, it is confusing, and hard to follow. There are so many characters that you get mixed up, and stop caring about any of them. Also, this book is sad, especially if you’re a cat person. Finally, the characters are not likable. Billy is dumb, Luke tries and fails to be tough, and Salome is a rebel who doesn’t care about anything but herself, and her art. The combination of the three results in a novel that will give you a major headache.