Black of Night
By Jennifer Charron Ward
My human actually got this book last year at the Cat Writers Conference, and I have been sitting on it (sometimes literally), waiting until now to run a review. Why? Because it is the perfect book to read if you love cats and Halloween! It’s the story of Benny, a black cat who finds himself homeless when his elderly human dies. In fact, this is the second time he has become homeless: his first human, a young girl, died with her family in a tragic fire. Or so he thinks. In reality, the girl, now middle-school aged and an orphan, is living in a foster home, and she has never forgotten the cat she is convinced is dead. This book tells the tale of how the two find each other — and thwart the evil Halloween plans of a disturbed teen.
Although this book is meant for Young Adult readers, it’s also a great read for grown up humans and kitties. The characters, both human and feline, are realistically drawn (the author at one point worked with adolescent drug addicts and alcoholics, and the cruel boy in the story was based on a real case). In addition to the compelling plotline, there’s a lot about cat rescue and a bit of young love thrown in. This is the kind of book any cat person would enjoy, but it’s especially good if you have a middle-school aged child or relative to share it with. Black of Night is high on my recommended list!
thanks for visiting me Sparkle on my birthday.
Sounds like a good one to curl up in bed with. Thanks for the review.
That does sound like a good book Sparkle. We love black cats too. Thanks for the review.
Spitty the Kitty says
The Human NEVER buys the books *I* want to read. ::pout::
Fraidy Cats! says
sounds like a good book, Sparkle! We’ll have to add this too our list 🙂
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie
Mr Puddy says
Wow ! your review made my mom new list ; )
The Island Cats says
This sounds like a great book, Sparkle! We’ll have our mom look for it!
That does sound like a very good book Sparkle but we can tell that our mommy would be leaky a lot! She got all leaky just reading your review!
Sounds like a great book. We’ll definitely have to check that one out! 🙂
Sounds pretty darn good to me too!
Cathy Keisha says
Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the review.
Sounds like a very good story.
Prancer Pie says
Sounds like a great Halloween read! Mommy reads ALOT, so she is very excited to check this out!
It sounds like a great read!
Emma and Buster says
WE’ll have mama check this out. Looks like a good book for those long winter night.
Little One says
Purrfect timing for this book with Halloween coming up. This book sounds intriging for my human mom to read to me. I need to figure out how to meow to her to get this book!!
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie says
Thanks for the tip! That sounds like a great book!
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie
Kozmo at the Cat From Hell says
Thanks for you guys (Binga and Boodie too) for coming to my birthday Pawty. It would not have been the same without you! I hope you guys had as good a time as I did!
Now the book! That looks really interesting! I will have to see about getting it to read!
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
It sounds like a very good book!
Hannah and Lucy says
That sounds like a good read – we’ll meow mum.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Cat's Cats says
Sounds like a great book!!! I love black cats 🙂
The Monkeys says
Thanks for the review! It sounds like a perfect gift for our human’s nieces.
Max the Quilt Cat says
Gonna have to try it out. Thanks for the review.
That does sound like a good book. Will have to look into getting that one.
d'ArtagnanRumblepurr (@rumblepurr) says
OOoo it look so cute!!