Rave Reviews Log: Animal Stories

February 02, 2007

The Outlaw Varjak Paw

By SF Said
Animal: Cats
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Noelle

This is the sequel to Varjak Paw (see review). Varjak, Holly, Tam and their dog friend Cludge are in hiding. Sally Bones and her gang have long been a menace in the city, but groups had their own territories. Now Sally Bones wants to take over the whole city. The thin white cat with one blue eye has laid down a new "law"--all food goes to her gang. Anyone bucking her law earns her punishment of having their ears and tails cut off. And anyone helping the outlaw Varjak Paw may also suffer injury from her gang. With Sally Bones being the one other cat that Varjak has met that knows the secret "Way," Varjak knows he can't beat her. Even worse, Varjak feels like he has lost his powers. But as he watches dozens of other cats miserable and at the mercy of Sally Bones, Varjak knows he has to act and stand up to Sally once and for all, even if it means he will die trying. Will Varjak find a way to beat Sally, even without his powers? Although not quite as good as the first book, this fast-moving sequel full of adventure will keep fans happy.

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