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Told in the first person from a cat’s point of view, a young American/Canadian girl is reincarnated into a street cat living in Israel’s West Bank. As a cat, she is accidentally trapped in the home of a little Palestinian boy and two Israeli soldiers who have broken in and are using the home to spy on neighbours. As a human, the main character is quite cruel to other people, and as a cat is selfish and indifferent to others, but as the story progresses, the reader beings to wonder if  she will seize the opportunity for redemption or continue as she was. Compelling with a unique premise, this would be a good read aloud or lit circle selection. Deborah Ellis is a fantastic Canadian author and activist who typically writes about young people from different countries and cultures, helping us to have a better understanding of our world and the people who live here.

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