Morse Pond Reviews: To Be a Cat


To Be a Cat

Matt Haig

Stacy Curtis, illustrator

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

June 2013


This is now one of my all-time favorite books! This book is a perfect twist on Freaky Friday! It is relatable to and easy to understand, as well as being funny and a little creepy. The main character Barney wishes he was a cat because he thinks it would be so much easer to be one. He thinks that he wouldn’t have to deal with his mean Principal Mrs. Whimpire and the school bully Gavin Needle. Little does he know, Mrs. Whimpire is a cat who turned into a human, and hates all humans especially little boys. Barney turns into a cat, and is soon being hunted down by Mrs. Whimpire’s minions (A.K.A. The Swipers), who have orders to destroy him. Will he turn back into a human, or will he get caught by The Swipers? This is a fantastic book! Read to find out!

Celia, 6th grade

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