By Kimberly Pauley
Never listen to a cat. That will only get you in trouble.
Actually, scratch that. Listening to cats is one thing, but really I should never listen to my best friend Oscar. It’s completely his fault (okay, and my aspiring actress friend Melly’s too) that I got caught up in this crazy celebrity-kidnapping mess.
If you had asked me, I would have thought it would be one of my super-Talented sisters who’d get caught up in crime fighting. I definitely never thought it would be me and my Talent trying to save the day. Usually, all you get out of conversations with cats is requests for tummy rubs and tuna.
Wait . . . I go back to what I said first: Never listen to a cat. Because when the trouble starts and the kitty litter hits the fan, trust me, you don’t want to be in the middle of it.
Meet Cat Girl
Read the first three chapters of Cat Girl's Day Off online here!
- Interest Level
- Grades 6 and up
- Reading Level
- Grades 5 - 6
- Animals, Asian/Asian American Interest, Biracial Interest, Cultural diversity, Friendship, Siblings, YA interest, Pets/Animals, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal
Kimberly Pauley is the author of the award-winning Sucks to Be Me, which was honored on the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list. The sequel, Still Sucks to Be Me, appeared on the VOYA Best Science Fiction Fantasy list. Born in California, Pauley has lived everywhere from Florida to Chicago and has now gone international to live in London with her husband and their son. She wrote Cat Girl’s Day Off because she wanted to share with the world what cats really think. Visit her online at kimberlypauley.com .