May book review #50Books2013


This month, I've only read a couple of books (but hey, there's still a few days left, maybe I can squeeze in another book?) Here are my reviews.. 

Yellow Star 
 Jennifer roy. 

Firstly, this is kind of a childrens book I guess.

"The niece of Syvia Perlmutter, one of only twelve child survivors of the Lodz ghetto in Poland, shares her aunt's experiences of the Holocaust in free verse that relates the courage and heartbreak she lived during a time of terrible circumstances." 

A holocaust novel, probably wrote for children. I really did enjoy it though. This book was SO sad because obviously it is a true story. It is heartbreaking in places. The young girl (she was 6) tells her story of her surviving the Holocaust. It is so well told and I couldn't put this book down. 
Four stars from me. 

A street cat named bob.
James Bowen.

"When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.

Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts.

A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it" 

Now anyone who knows me will know how much I love cats. I mean, I REALLY love cats. Like, I spend ages looking thru cat pictures online (Oh I do love Instagram - SOOOOO many cat pictures in one place.) I am cat crazy. I couldn't wait to read this book. Seriously LOVED this book. SO much.. Just WOW. I don't usually read books about animals but this book had me hooked. I really couldn't put it down.
The guy who found this cat was a recovering heroin addicted. The cat "Bob" and the person who found him, kind of found each other. And rescued each other. It made me laugh in places, also made me want to cry in places, too. You really get the feeling of the bond between him and the cat 'Bob'
I could say so much about this book but honestly, I don't want to spoil it for you. I want you to read it! 
If you're ever out on the dtreets of London look out for a man and his ginger tom cat 'Bob', you never know ;) 

Bob is also famous on youtube. here are the search results
And the adaorable kitty is on Twitter.

Please don't take my baby 
by Cathy Glass 

"Jade, 17, is pregnant, homeless and alone when she’s brought to live with Cathy. Jade is desperate to keep her baby, but little more than a child herself, she struggles with the responsibilities her daughter brings.

Cathy is worried as soon as Jade arrives: she’s never looked after a pregnant teenager before, but none of the mother and baby carers free, and – seventeen years old, seven months pregnant and homeless – Jade is in a desperate situation.

But Jade doesn’t want to listen or advice and although her daughter is born safely it isn’t long before Jade’s in trouble with the police.

Cathy knows that Jade loves her daughter with all her heart, but will she be able to get through to Jade in time to make her realise just how much she might lose?" 

I am a huge fan of Cathy Glass (as many of you might already know!) For anyone who doesn't know who Cathy Glass is, she's a foster parent and has fostered many, many children over the years. She really is a true inspiration. The world needs more people like Cathy IMO. Cathy takes in a young pregnant teenager "Jade".  I knew it was different from Cathy's other books because well, Jade is an older child and obviously, pregnant. I cried, it is sad but it has lovely parts, too! Again, I really don't want to spoil this book incase it's on your 'to read list' (and if it isn't, it should be, lol!) but honestly, it's really good, I couldn't put it down. I started it yesterday and finished it today. I guess all in all, it took me a few hours to read. Truly lovely story. FIVE stars from me :) 

Sarah xXx 

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