1 out of 4 stars
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Catboy and the New Evil by Grace E. Tuttle is a short children’s story about Catboy, the local hero who sniffs out crime and brings law breakers to justice. Under cover of night, he roams the city using his cat powers in search of criminals. During the day, he is just Michael.
Michael is just starting his junior year in high school when he is called upon to be the hero again. An explosion occurs, but the person responsible for it has disappeared. Catboy teams up with his dad and a former FBI agent to discover the source of such an attack, but what they learn is more dangerous than an exploded bomb. It threatens their town and the whole world…
This book has a fun and engaging story, but the numerous mistakes of various kinds throughout it greatly diminish the reader’s interest. Not only are there many spelling and punctuation errors, but one sentence has so many misspellings that the meaning of the sentence is unintelligible. In addition, while the story is an entertaining one, the plot is very disorganized. The author jumps back and forth between subjects and times in a manner quite confusing so that the progression of the plot disorients the reader.
As much as I would like to give this story a good rating, I think that I must rate it one out of four stars. I could not give it even a two, as the number of errors was rather dramatic and detracted very seriously from the story. However, because my rating in this situation reflects the technical writing aspect and not the idea behind the story*, if the author would go back through and adjust some of the plot sequences and have the book professionally edited, I believe that it would make a quite entertaining children’s story! If the author does this, I would be more than glad to review it again and give it a better rating!
*I say this because, though our reviews are to reflect the overall combination of the technicality and plot itself of the writing, in this book the errors so overwhelmed the story that I could not give it a rating that did not seriously reflected those errors.
Catboy and the new evil
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