Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
Now Previous Articles Road Essays Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts


Month in review

Reviews
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Bad Housekeeping by Maia Chance
Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
Bow Wow by Spencer Quinn
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
Field Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
Ivy by Katherine Coville
Lumberjanes Volume 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer
Otis by Loren Long
Our Hero by Jennifer L. Holm
Outside In by Jennifer Bradbury
Queen and Country Volume 1 by Greg Rucka
Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle
A Woman's World Tour in a Motor by Harriet White Fisher
Wrong Side of the Paw by Laurie Cass

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 06)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 13)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 20)
October 2017 Sources
October 2017 Summary

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



A Boy Called Bat: 11/12/17

A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold is about a boy who likes things just so but is able to help his mother foster an orphaned skunk. Bat is Bixby Alexander Tam and he needs help with understanding social clues. He might be on the spectrum but it's never overtly stated whether or not he is.

While the book starts out being mostly about Bat and how he likes things just so and how upset he gets when things don't go his way, the book is really more about the work and emotional price of fostering orphaned animals.

On a side note, BAT receives advice on how to care for the skunk kit from a Dr. Jerry Dragoo. It sounds like a made up character name, but it isn't. He's a genuine, real-life biologist and there's information about him and his Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations in the afterword.

The sequel, Bat and the Waiting Game comes out in March 2018.

Three stars

Comments (2)


Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment:


Comment #1: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 01:22:04

MarthaE

Hi Sarah - This sounds like an interesting story.



Comment #2: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 22:59:00

Pussreboots

It was. I'm curious to see how the sequel plays out.