Nov 082011

The Tribe by McCarty Griffin
Source: Review copy from author
Links: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads

The tribe has been alone on the farm for many seasons, struggling to survive by their wits and will, unaided by the humans who abandoned them there years ago. Few members of the tribe outside of Tia, the eldest, and her fiercely loyal companion Bella, remember a time when two-legs–the cats’ name for humans–lived in the farmhouse. Suddenly, the tribe’s territory is invaded by a young two-legs couple, and the frightened cats ask themselves why have two-legs come to live there after so many seasons and what will happen to the tribe at the hands of these often cruel creatures?

This is a very cute heartwarming story that would be perfect for cat lovers. I am not a cat lover, but I still found the story enjoyable. Told in alternating viewpoints from the cats and the two-legs, it was an interesting look at what humans are like from a cat perspective.

I was pleasantly surprised at how natural the cat’s stories were, and how distinct each cat’s personality was. I definitely favoured Daca, but maybe only because she knew how to live it up.

This is a clean read that is perfect for young teens.

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