Gr 3-5 In this sequel to My War with Mrs. Galloway (Viking, 1985), Orgel looks at Becky's relationship with her pet cat and her feelings when Whiskers dies after a fall. Told in flashback after an opening description of Becky's punching Jason in the nose when he interrupts a conversation about the cat's death, the story acknowledges Becky's anger. Becky's hostility is partially directed toward her mother's boyfriend Pete, a vet who could not heal her beloved cat. It is the sensitive principal who is able to get Becky to discuss her true feelings. Orgel is a skillful writer, and this story moves quickly. Descriptions create mental pictures that make the characters come alive. Ginny McKee, Providence Public Lib . , R.I.