There is apparently an entire serious about cats that is - and yes, I quote - "so awesome." My friend who is a grade 4-6 librarian concurs with that assessment.
So, here's my "duh, I'm an aspiring middle grade author and I never heard of this series" moment:
The first book is free on your Kindle. And once your 11-year-old falls in love, each subsequent book is $5.99. Did I mention there's like 33 books in the series? Marketing genius, I tell you!!
Anyway, I am so glad my son found another series he loves. He's on book 5 and can't stop raving. If you love Middle Grade, don't be scared by the crazy-looking fox/cat/like creature on the front and get it. Also, find out if your library carries it in order to save hundreds of dollars. :)
Congratulations Erin Hunter on developing a series of books about cats to appeal to a kid who has never owned a cat nor ever (even as a toddler) liked TV shows or movies about anything other than humans. A kid who reads at a way-above-age level who has a hard time finding books his teacher approves of him reading. A kid who has read the entire Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series(es) and never thought he'd find another.
Thank you, Erin Hunter. For giving my kid a love of reading (again). Also, for giving my husband second thoughts when he heard our 11-year-old was reading a book about cats and said "They better be ninja cats" and Zach said "Yep. Pretty much." :)
Have you read them? Any other great series recommendations? (any genre)