Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Last Free Cat by Jon Blake
Not far in the future, cat flu has meant that cat breeding is strictly controlled, and cats are only for the rich in their private estates. When Feela turns up in Jade's garden, she can't resist taking her in, even though it could cost her everything. But then Feela gets sick, and Jade is forced to seek help. But soon Comprot are raiding Jade's house. When Jade's mother dies, the only person left for Jade to turn to is Kris, the cynical school loner. Jade has always trusted the authorities, but now she begins to question the very society she lives in. And soon Jade and Kris are on the run ...
The Last Free Cat was an original dystopian story. I liked it because, as a cat owner, it made me reflect on my time spent with my cat. It also made me even more grateful to own a cat. This book is about a futuristic society where a disease called the cat flu happens. As a result of this disease, many cats are put down. Cats become a rare government regulated animal. Only wealthy people can afford to own them. The plot was very intricate. There were no spelling mistakes. There were a few plot holes, but minor ones. My favorite character was Jade. She risked her life for Feela's without a second thought. She faced many hardships and never gave up. I was hoping that the book would end a different way, but at least it had a happy ending.
I give The Last Free Cat: 4/5.
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I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.