Shadow Cat

(2 reviews with an average rating of 2 out of 5)

Publisher: Oxford

Nolan’s mother’s moods are totally unpredictable. One day she whisks him off in a motor home for a holiday, until Nolan discovers she’s given up their house and everything in it. Instead they are following the pop group she idolises, and their journey takes them into the wilds of Scotland. It becomes clear that Nolan’s mum has a mental health condition, and he carries the responsibility for a lot of their everyday existence. Cross also introduces an environmental theme with the wild cat used in the pop group’s publicity, initially caged but later released by Feather, the lead singer’s adopted daughter.

An exciting adventure novel which prompts readers to reflect upon how we treat wild animals, and respect each other.

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