To Be A Cat by Matt Haig Review

Reviewed by Lucy Millar

This book was recommended for ages 9 and up but my 7 year old who is a very good reader coped well with it. We read it together taking it in turns to read a page or two each. It is quite long for a children’s book in excess of 300 pages so it did take a good few weeks to work our way through, but it definitely held our attention.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable book, Jocelyn really got involved in the storyline and was excited each evening to see what would happen next. She would also ask to read more as each chapter finished on a cliffhanger or during a really interesting segment. The language is aimed at children of her age and up to about age 11 in my opinion.

The story is about a boy who is turned into a cat by his evil headmistress, Jocelyn particularly enjoyed the parts of the story where he struggled to adapt to his cat body and the problems he encountered. I dare not give any further details for fear of spoiling the story for anyone else who may like to read it! She thoroughly enjoyed seeing everything put right in the end and seeing certain characters get their comeuppance!

I would thoroughly recommend this book to others, I believe the age guide of 9 is very accurate if read alone and younger children can enjoy this book with an adult as we did.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £6.99 (Paperback) / £2.49 (Kindle)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

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