What It Is About: Oona and her brother Fred are the best of friends and surviving life after the death of their father. They rely on their cat Zook for support, love, and friendship. They also have a secret on how they came to acquire the cat, which they don't want anyone to find out. After Zook has to spend time at the Veterinarian because of an illness and Oona's mother brings a new friend into the family; life begins to get complicated for these two young siblings.
Who Should Read It: In my opinion this would make for an excellent read aloud. I'm even thinking of sharing the book with my class this upcoming school year. There is great suspense which I know would draw the listeners into the story. The novel is long at about 220 pages. In order to read this book on their own, I think the reader would need to be a strong fourth grade reader or above. Happy Reading!
Rating: 4 STARS out of 5 Stars