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Hate That Cat: 09/18/10
Sometimes I just get a hankering to read something at random. I will go through binges where I'll pick a small stacks of books from my library. Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech caught my eye and I brought it home on a complete whim.
Boy am I glad I did. The book made me cry (after putting a half dozen poetry books on my wishlist first).
Jack keeps a poetry diary. He writes it for school but he relates day to day events of his life: the death of his dog, his run-ins with the mean cat up the street, his uncle who doesn't like poetry, his letters with living poets, and the kitten his teacher gives him.
As it's a middle grade book, it's a quick read. I tore through it over my morning coffee and breakfast. It left me feeling a wide range of emotions. When I was done reading it, I actually felt disappointed. If I could give the book a six out of five stars on GoodReads, I would.
Hate That Cat is the sequel to Love That Dog. I have since read Love That Dog and will post a review as soon as I can.
Comment #1: Sunday, September, 19, 2010 at 08:31:24
Please stop by my blog, I have an award for you.
Comment #2: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 11:20:38
Thank you for the award. I am completely swamped with homework. My blog is pretty much running on autopilot right now.
Comment #3: Sunday, September, 19, 2010 at 14:30:53
Nice to come across your comments!
Comment #4: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 11:29:43
Thank you. I also enjoyed Love that Dog.
Comment #5: Sunday, September, 19, 2010 at 14:53:51
Thanks for reviewing this it's been on my shelves for a while but I couldn't see what might be appealing about it. Now I have a reason to add to the TBR pile!
Comment #6: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 11:32:45
You should. It's a lovely and emotional book.
Comment #7: Saturday, September, 25, 2010 at 10:07:21
I read Love That Dog and thought it was great. I didn't know there was a sequel! I'll have to go check it out right away.
Comment #8: Tuesday, October 19, 22:00:00
Hate That Cat is wonderful, uplifting and heartbreaking all at the same time.