To be a cat

289 pages

English language

Published Nov. 13, 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

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5 stars (1 review)

Twelve-year-old Barney Willow gets his wish to be a cat but soon discovers that not all felines are cute and cuddly--some are downright evil--and his life is in grave danger, but his missing father may be able to help.

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5 stars

Barney's parents are divorced and his dad is missing, he hates his new school and every little bit of his life. How much easier it would be to be a cat...

This book is intended for children and tells a very nice story about growing up and learning to accept yourself. Great narration as well.


  • Magic
  • Middle schools
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fiction
  • Cats
  • Shapeshifting
  • Schools
  • Missing persons