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What I Read This
Little Cat's Luck by Marion Dane Bauer
This novel in verse is about Patches, a house cat who roams away from home. Although Patches enjoys the adventure and discoveries she makes in the outside world, she finds herself missing her owner and the safety of her home. The story starts off slow, but picked up halfway through the book. The story turned out to be a sweet tale about home, love, and unlikely friendship. This is a companion to Bauer's Little Dog, Lost. Both are heartwarming stories and will appeal to pet lovers.
Summerlost by Ally Condie
Cedar is spending the summer in Iron Creek with her mother and younger brother, Miles, a year after her father and brother, Ben, were killed in an accident. Cedar is still dealing with her grief and the memories she has reveal the emotions she feels about the sudden loss she has experienced. A new friendship and the series of events that take place over the summer help Cedar work through her sadness and confusion. Condie has a style of writing that captures so much emotion; it's an engaging and meaningful story.