It's all very well helping a young meerkat who's been poisoned by a scorpion. But when you've made friends with the whole Duwara tribe of meerkats, and you discover that they're at war with the Utongo, you may find yourself involved in that too, even if you're only a little black-and-white cat. And when you realize that the two tribes are fighting because each one believes it lives under The One True Sun, then you may have to undertake a very dangerous journey to help them see things differently. You may have to go through The Gorge.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads.)
The Meerkat Wars is a great novel for children and young adults. When I was asked to review this book, I was very excited because I love books about cats. I liked Sheena, the main character, and her wise negotiating skills. She uses her intelligence quite a bit to get out of rough spots with certain characters throughout the book. I liked all the characters in the book. Mondo was definitely my favorite character. I liked her spunkiness and ambition, and was quite sad when Slash killed her. The Meerkat Wars teaches a great lesson to children. It teaches a lesson about accepting the beliefs of other people, no matter how weird or far fetched they may sound. I recommend this book for older elementary kids, and also kids that are in middle school. It was fantastic, and I will definitely buy the other 2 novels in the series to read as well. The Meerkat Wars can be read as a series, with the first two books, or it can be read as a stand alone novel.
I give The Meerkat Wars: 4/5.
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and was in no way compensated for this review.