The Last Free Cat

The Last Free Cat

3.72 (286 ratings by Goodreads)
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A new revised and illustrated edition of the acclaimed dystopian YA thriller set in a future world where cats are strictly controlled and marketed at huge prices. Written in Cardiff, Wales by the award-winning author of over sixty titles Jon Blake, the novel tells the story of Jade, a law-abiding teenage girl, who finds an unregistered and therefore illegal cat in her back garden, takes it in, and ends up on the run from the law with her feral friend Kris. Rutgers described the book as 'a compelling read' while School Librarian called it 'a very satisfying and brave book that does not go in for easy answers'. Originally published by Hodder in the UK and Albert Whitman in the US, the book was selected by the International Literacy Association for its Young Choices list, and by Bookbag for its top ten teen romances. The new edition also features beautiful artwork by Cardiff illustrator Rebecca Harry.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 236g
  • English
  • Revised and ed.
  • 6 Illustrations
  • 152725092X
  • 9781527250925
  • 3,375,425

Review quote

'A brilliant idea and a page turning thriller' Northern Echo

'The writing is top notch and it has something for everyone. Take it as my tip for a major award' Bookbag

'The Last Free Cat is one of the best young adult adventures in a long time. Be prepared to share. Everyone will want to read this' Hackwriters

'The beauty of the relationship between human and animal is touchingly conveyed and the book culminates in a sense of hope that is truly uplifting' Books For Keeps

'A very satisfying and brave book that does not go in for easy answers' School Librarian

'A compelling read' Rutgers

'Gripping, futuristic feline thriller' Bournemouth Echo

'Cat lovers aren't the only readers who'll want to get their claws into this fantastic feline thriller' National Geographic Kids

'It is a coming of age story filled with teen angst and young love. But it is also a story about finding the truth, working for a greater cause and taking a stand' So Many Books

'Jon Blake has done a masterful job. . .get ready for a thrilling and thought-provoking ride' David Patneaude
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Rating details

286 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 29% (84)
4 33% (94)
3 24% (69)
2 8% (22)
1 6% (17)
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