Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Review: Sounds Like Love by Laura Ford

I'm getting in this month's Joker Read today thanks to another shift of the schedule. The blurb got me on this one, since it's not a romance but rather circles around a cat and a girl's relationship. Plus, the big, green eyes of the cat are hard to ignore. 

by Laura Ford
Friesen Press
Young Adult Contemporary
150 pages

Wendy is a bright spark who wants to find love and travel the world, but she questions how her dreams can become a reality as her world changes around her.

When Wendy arrives at her beloved grandmother’s house to collect a box of keepsakes, she picks up more than she bargained for - a green-eyed tabby cat with amazing qualities. This is just the start of a high-speed adventure, leading Wendy towards bright new horizons… if only she’ll give the cat a chance…



This is a read packed with warmth and emotion, which touches the heart and more.

Wendy's grandmother has passed away, and when she picks up the belongings, a cat sits inside one of the boxes. Wendy's parents are cat lovers, but they don't want a tabby ruining their breeding plans. Since the local shelter refuses to take it too, she finally gives in and adopts it. But there are more problems on Wendy's horizon as she discovers that she has a incurable condition. If she can learn to accept the can, it might be her first step to taking control of her life again.

This book is only 150 pages, but it packs a lot into it. Every page sits with emotion as Wendy deals with everything from the death of her beloved grandmother to a cat to her family to a health issue and more. It's a read which digs into emotions and makes it impossible not to care about Wendy's situation. She has to learn to look past her narrow view of things and expand into a whole new realm....which isn't easy.

Wendy comes across very naturally, and the cat is a perfect character to help find the balance. The themes are easy to identify and sympathize with. Never does this come across as preachy, but rather, lets the reader sink into each situation. 

Young adult readers, who love warm moments and life struggles, are going to enjoy this one quite a bit.

1 comment:

Heather N. Quinn said...

Can't wait! Thanks for introducing this one.