Book review: The Sign of the Cat, by Lynne Jonell

Jonell, Lynne. The sign of the cat. Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt, 2015. 358 pgs. $16.99. ISBN: 9780805096835. Gr. 5+. P8 Q8

Jonell Sign of the CatWhen I choose a book to read it is not usually one that has animals as characters, just because I don’t enjoy this type of a book. However, this book had me from the start. Not only did I enjoy it, but I am hoping that there will be a sequel. I found that I forgot that one of the characters was a cat who communicated with the main character. Duncan McKay had always been warned by his mother never to draw attention to himself. He had been told never to perform well on tests. He always did as his mother said until the day that the test which determined whether you get to continue on in school at the cities’ Academy. The attention he garners from earning the highest grade in the nation brings a series of events that changes his life forever. The well-developed characters and fast paced adventure will appeal to middle school and older elementary age students.

September 2015 review by Carol Bernardi.

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