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Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa
Benjamin Constable
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan
Joshua Dread: The Nameless Hero
Lee Bacon
Katman - Kevin C. Pyle This is the story of a boy who is told to go find something to care about, and does: a colony of stray cats.

The plot is simple and earnest, if a bit naive about the realities of animal rescue. The only well-developed character is the hero; the other teens in the book are caricatures of stereotypical metalhead teens and the stereotypical sensitive girl who fell in with the wrong crowd. The adults are quirky but in a gimmicky way, not in a fleshed-out way. While the message of the book is a worthy one (saving others is often the way to self-salvation), I'm not sure the flat characters and middle-of-the-road artwork carry that message effectively.

Recommend to: 13+, animal lovers, at-risk teens