Never listen to a cat. That will only get you in trouble. Actually, scratch that. Listening to cats is one thing, but really I should never listen to my best friend Oscar. It’s completely his fault (okay, and my aspiring actress friend Melly’s too) that I got caught up in this crazy celebrity-kidnapping mess. If you had asked me, I would have thought it would be one of my super-Talented sisters who’d get caught up in crime fighting. I definitely never thought it would be me and my Talent trying to save the day. Usually, all you get out of conversations with cats is requests for tummy rubs and tuna. Wait . . . . I go back to what I said first: Never listen to a cat. Because when the trouble starts and the kitty litter hits the fan, trust me, you don’t want to be in the middle of it.
|Publisher:||Lee & Low Books, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Kimberly Pauley is the author of two award-winning YA novels, and is also known for founding the long-running popular review Web site YA Books Central. Born in California, she has lived everywhere from Florida to Chicago and has now gone international to live in London with her husband and their son.
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Cat Girl's Day Off based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Q: How much fun was Kimberly Pauley's latest novel?A: A heck of a lot! CAT GIRL'S DAY OFF is one hundred percent ridiculous, in the best way possible!I loved reading this book. Based on the premise that, in our modern world, many people are born with talents. Natalie Ng, for example, has several talented people in her family. One of her sisters can tell if someone is lying, another can blend in with her surroundings like a chameleon. Natalie, however, has the supposedly low-grade talent of being able to talk to cats.So when her bff, Oscar, shares a video of celebrity blogger Easton West nd her fabulously pink pets with Natalie, the last thing Natalie expects is to be launched into a rescue mission. See, when most people see this video, they just see a perturbed cat. Natalie hears the cat screaming for help. And it turns out the plot is even thicker than it appears. Easton West is in town to check out the filming of a movie loosely based on Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- and the movie is being filmed at Natalie and her friend's high school and the surrounding Chicago area. When Natalie, through a bit of hijinks, finally gets to talk to Easton's cat, it appears that Easton isn't Easton at all. The real Easton may have been kidnapped, and the only evidence they have is, well, the word of the blogger's pets.This fun, exciting romp of a book is in part love letter to Chicago, and very much in the spirit of John Hughes. With all its goofiness, the characters are real and compelling, and totally loveable. Even better? The villains are just as fun to read. I'm looking forward to future novels for Kimberly Pauley -- I'm sure they'll be just as refreshing as CAT GIRL.
Cat Girl¿s Day Off by Kimberly Pauley is set in a world where people have non-secret superpowers. Chicago schoolgirl, Nat, has a very talented family. Her parents and siblings all have multiple and powerful superpowers. It runs in the family. Except Nat only has one superpower: she can talk to cats. Whoopdidoo.The excitement starts when her best friends force her to watch a YouTube video of a celebrity blogger who¿s come to town to cover the filming of a teen movie. Nat notices the blogger¿s pink cat is calling out for help in the clip. Somehow, the blogger¿s been replaced by a double and only her pets and Nat no about it. It¿s up to Nat and her friends to work out what¿s going on.Cat Girl¿s Day Off was an amusing and quirky (in a good way) book. A quick light read that made me laugh out loud a few times (mostly at the snarky cats). The celebrity angle had be a bit doubtful at first since I¿m really not the kind of person who gives a crap about celebrities, but then neither does Nat, so that was OK. Her friends were a bit over the top at first, but by the end they had developed into non-clichéd characters. A couple of times Nat¿s inner monologue got a bit repetitive, but mostly it was entertaining. And her strictly PG swearing made me smile. (Oh, poodle farts!)Ultimately, this was partly a coming-of-age story. In the end (not a spoiler) Nat comes to accept her powers as not completely useless and grows up a bit. The other part, the mystery and celebrity impersonation part, was taken a little bit lightly at times. Yes, it was inescapably amusing when the cats helped the humans catch the bad guy, but not quite enough weight was given to all the bad things that were going on.Cat Girl¿s Day Off was a light, fun read. Don¿t read it if you¿re in the mood for something serious and, as should be obvious by now, don¿t read it if you hate cats. I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, but I believe it is generally available from today.4 / 5 stars
I gotta give this book a review even if i havn't read it before because one you can't judge a book by its cover two it looks good even though i havn't read it and three you please have o TRY THAT BOOK!!!!!!