Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas by Julia Romp

The heart-warming true story of a little boy and the cat that changed his life.

Julia’s nine-year-old son George was autistic. Quiet and withdrawn, he appeared lost in his own world. Then one day a small black-and-white stray cat appeared in her garden and George’s face lit up.

George bonded with Ben and began to open up to his mother as well. For three happy years, the trio was inseparable and George made remarkable progress. But then disaster struck—Ben went missing and George regressed.

The weeks turned into months, and Christmas was fast approaching, but on December 21, Julia got a call from a family more than fifty miles away, which finally offered a ray of hope . . .

Genuinely touching, The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas is a story about devotion, love, and a holiday miracle.

My Thoughts:

I love books about cats. When I saw the adorable kitten on the cover of the book, I desperately wanted to read it. After finishing the book, I was disappointed. Most of the book was about the author's son. The book was mostly about his struggle with autism and how it affected his mother. The cat, Ben, first shows up about a fourth of the way through the book. He only stays in the book for a little while. Once Ben goes missing, the book becomes about George's autism again. They do talk about the search for Ben for quite a while, but then the author talks about Georges autism again. I did like the parts that talked about Ben. Quite a few of them made me laugh. I really liked when they had the Christmas open house and Ben climbed in the sled. The book was okay, but I would have liked it more if had been more about cats. 

I give The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas: 2/5.

Want to know where to buy the book?

  • Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Cat-Came-Back-Christmas/dp/0452298784/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361330438&sr=8-1&keywords=the+cat+who+came+back+for+christmas
  • Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cat-who-came-back-for-christmas-julia-romp/1110781076?ean=9780452298781
I received this ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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