SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
No, she’s not like those dumpster cats that strange lady feeds outside the Community Center. Is she? . . . Since Vee’s not sure where she belongs in her newly blended family, she must keep her spot as the smartest Squadder and her secret. But that’s threatened even as the cats are threatened. The S.A.V.E. Squad schemes to rescue the cats and turn them into perfect pets for The Great Cat Caper Adoption. Finding out who they are is as much a struggle for Vee as for the cats. Will the cats be perfect pets by the time Everything Animal TV show arrives? And will Vee trust the Squad with her secret?MY TAKE:
I enjoyed the first S.A.V.E squad book, but I liked this one a little bit better because I like Vee.
In S.A.V.E. Squad Series Book 2: The Great Cat Caper, the S.A.V.E. Squad, particularly Vee, turn their attention to saving a group of cats. Vee, who is the focus of this book, is also dealing with problems regarding her place in an advanced school and in her two families, one with her dad and stepmom and the other with her mom and stepdad.
What I like about the S.A.V.E. Squad books is how religion is brought into the story. It's there, but not so prominent that those who are not particularly religious or spiritual will be turned off.
The mystery in this book isn't as exciting as the first book. This book is more about finding your place in the world and in God. In that, it succeeds. The book ends quite happily and somewhat unbelievably, but these books are meant to work out that way as it does spread positive messages.
Thanks to NetGalley and Barbour Books for the e-ARC. Publication date of S.A.V.E. Squad Series Book 2: The Great Cat Caper is on September 1, 2012.
- Vee is relateable.
- Religion and God are present but not forced.
- It has nice lessons.
- Their problems are solved quite easily.
"Thank you, Lord, for the food we are about to eat. Help us find our place in You in every moment."READ IT IF:
- You like cats.
- Your child likes books about group of friends who go on adventures.
- You or your child like Christian kids books.