So many of them are well-written and just as enjoyable for an adult as for younger people. This was not one of those books. Jul 20, Bookworm rated it really liked it Shelves: ya-read , read , netgalley , dystopia. I think I've made no secret that I love cats so the title and picture intrigued me, right off the bat.
As I learned more, I discovered that the future is an awful place. See, a deadly cat flu has caused most cats to disappear and the few that do exist are strictly controlled and available only for the welcome.
But who wouldn't welcome an adorable bundle of fur? Jade sure would and thus, despite the risks, she welcomes a beautiful girl cat into her home and heart, unsure of how this cat is free I think I've made no secret that I love cats so the title and picture intrigued me, right off the bat. Jade sure would and thus, despite the risks, she welcomes a beautiful girl cat into her home and heart, unsure of how this cat is free but pleased to have her. The cat is named Feela and there are some amazing pictures painted about the delight of petting, holding, and loving a cat, sure to thrill cat-lovers.
I assume Blake has cats because he captures the experience perfectly. Unfortunately, this being a dystopia, that's not all there is to the story. The government, which is basically controlled by one mega-corporation that is the only company to breed cats, takes a very harsh view of disobedience, sending Jade on the run with Feela and a surprising companion. Throughout their travails, the number one priority is saving the cat and inspiring hope in those who want free cats again. There is a good mix of fast-paced action and slower resting spots.
Although I don't always enjoy books where the main characters are on the run, their love and concern for Feela mingled with mine for a thrill ride. I especially liked the ending-it feels very British to me, appropriate given the author's nationality, but what I mean is that I don't think an American author would have ended the book like that.
If you've read the book, do you agree? Overall: A refreshingly new take on the dystopian world, great for animal lovers.
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Cover: Very simple and striking-just the two colors and then the black; I love that the cat is what catches your eye although I, of course, would have preferred a red tabby even if that's not true to the book! Feb 03, Eva Batgirl rated it it was ok. I really liked the plot, but there is something big I'd like to be different. I would have preferred if they'd made a bigger difference to the anti-cat issue, I know that they did make a difference but it was just a drop in the bucket.
It would have been interesting for them to have gotten the law revoked, or maybe have a sequel involving that. I understand why the author did what they did, because it's based off of the issue with abortion in Ireland and England and it's reflecting on that but I I really liked the plot, but there is something big I'd like to be different. I understand why the author did what they did, because it's based off of the issue with abortion in Ireland and England and it's reflecting on that but I just would have enjoyed this book more.
I like at the end when he did the thing with the signs a LOT, but her going to jail sort of seals the ending, because it wouldn't interesting kids to hear about a 24 year old, which is about how old she'd be when she got out of jail. I'm guessing that the author isn't in favor of abortion, because he probably imagines the cats as the babies. It should be up to the person to decide, not people who can't even be sure of what will happen. This was easy for me to interpret because that's how I feel. Something I'm wondering if there ever was a person who was affected by HN In another book I read, All These Things I've Done, It wasn't very good, but it had a good point chocolate was illegal, but then this character said that it isn't bad, they just had to choose something.
I really liked that quote and I'm wondering if it applies here, I mean, there's all sorts of diseases unique to specific animals, so why this? Maybe they were doing it to get money, or scare people, because when people are scared, it's easy for someone to get in power, such as James Viafara. Nov 19, Sherri rated it liked it Shelves: washyarg-finished. This story is set in a future where corporations rule the country and people are governed by fear.
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One of the greatest fears is HN51 the deadly cat flu that affects humans. When the epidemic first struck, swift action was taken to ensure our survival. All infected cats were killed and now all cat breeding, vaccinating, registering and selling is done by one big corporation. Cat prices are so expensive that only the rich can afford them. Anyone caught with an unregistered cat is subject to death.
The police, known as Comprot, will search and destroy any home suspected of harboring a dangerous feline. Meanwhile underground cat resistance groups, called Free Catters, fight against the restrictions on cat ownership. Immediately, they both fall in love with Feela. After tragedy hits home, Jade is forced to take Feela on the run to keep her safe and she turns to Kris for help.
Quickly, the trio are hiding from the police and experiencing dangerous adventures as they try to make it to a safe haven. Overall this book lacks clarity; the world and characters feel a little fuzzy because they are not fully described. The love between felines and humans is very powerful and any cat lover will understand the perilous risks taken by Jade and Kris to keep Feela safe. Oct 15, Linda Munro rated it it was amazing.
Although this was a youth fiction, I enjoyed the quick read immensely. I saw in this book an allegory; while this tale was apparently set in the future, it is a tale of what is already occurring around the world today!
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If you think it sounds like a fantasy, you are one of the people who have been frightened beyond belief, allowing your elected officials to pass laws stripping you of your rights as guaranteed by the Constitution due to a single act of violence and intimidation conducted on American soil. If you are wondering why I write this…. Jade lives in a not particularly pleasant Britain of the near future.
Huge corporations are running the show and the population lives in ignorance. A cat flu epidemic has effectively privatised cats. Breeding is strictly controlled by the Viafara Corporation and cats cost upwards of two million euros - only the rich can afford them. Any cats not bred in this way are potential disease carriers and are put down.
So when Jade finds Feela in her garden and takes in the beautiful cat, she and her mother are taking a huge risk. Comprot troops soon raid the house, looking for the illegal animal, and Jade's mother's failing heart finally gives out. Left alone and determined to protect Feela, Jade has no choice but to go on the run, and no one to turn to except Kris Delaney. And so they try to reach Ireland, where a recent revolution has overthrown the corporations, pursued by vicious government agents.
The ending was good, it tied things up without being too neat and perfect.
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About how, if you have enough people who are strong in their beliefs and willing to carry them out, that goodthings can happen. I recommend this book Sep 07, Amy rated it it was ok. I love cats, and I love dystopian scifi. If you feel the same, you may want to read this book.
Despite the 2 star rating I feel obliged to give it, this book was totally worth the few hours it took to read, as it had me in giggles almost through its entirety. This is a hilariously bad novel in so many ways.
The characters are one dimensional. It fails the Bechdel test. Almost nothing is described or explained well. Their are nearly infinite deus ex machina "lucky breaks" necessary to keep the I love cats, and I love dystopian scifi.
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Their are nearly infinite deus ex machina "lucky breaks" necessary to keep the plot moving forward. As a reader, you will constantly ask, "Why? All of this I feel I must admit, as a librarian, a literature major, and a lover of the written word. Good god, this is a funny story. The incredibly over-the-top descriptions of the enchanting beauty of cats could stand alone as decent jokes, but it doesn't hurt that every character's only motivation throughout the text is an extreme love or fear of the very idea of felines.
The protagonist is, for example, by the end, thrilled with a string of decisions that lead her to being orphaned, nearly killed on multiple occasions, and finally sentenced to 10 years in prison simply because they allowed for the survival of a cat and four kittens, despite having never met the kittens and known the cat for mere months. In summary, this novel is delightfully bizarre and terrible and endlessly amusing, but do not go into it looking for a decent read.
Oct 09, Tinitz rated it liked it. I didn't expect that the story would be so adventurous, risky and actually a reality of here and now. Everyone had gone crazy over a free "illegal" cat. Over a "small" creature and wrong information that everyone believes. And by that, I mean, everyone agrees to be a puppet of its own government and a government to be used by a corporation. Because the authorities says so and money talks. On a deeper side, this is just like the state of how we live right now.
Accept it or not, I think we are I didn't expect that the story would be so adventurous, risky and actually a reality of here and now. Accept it or not, I think we are all being used by our own government and big corporations. They will make us believe in their lies so they can do whatever they want.