Crenshaw Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Genre: Contemporary

Age: MG

POV: 1st person

Summary:  Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.

Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
Review: The story teaches that life has some rough edges. You just have to keep on going. Also, about telling the truth.

 I found it odd that Jackson like logic and facts, yet he has an imaginary friend. When he is stress Jackson resorts to imagination to help coop with it. I'm not a psychologist, but from what I understand is that people use creative to help with their depression or other mental illness.

I like that their humor and everyone has their own personality.

"Look we are going to my room. Be quiet. And if anybody comes out, just, I don't know, freeze. Pretend you're a stuffed animal." 

That right there remain me of the Cavil and Hobbs comics. +1 point
The flashback was a bit confusing. It probably the first POV doesn't give well of a hint when it happens.

Writing 4/5

Plot 3/5 not much happen action wise but, the conflict was solved at the end.

Characters 5/5

Total 13/20

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