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Book Review for: The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

By SAMAMA, Mar 4 2020 11:45AM

I read a heart wrenching love story for the month of February. Not the clichéd romantic novels, though, but something completely different, yet spectacular. It was the love story of a cat with their owner. And as a cat-mom, I could relate.


I don’t think I cried so much while reading a book in the last 3 years as much as I did while I read the last few chapters of The Traveling Cat Chronicles. I mean, tears flowed down my cheeks as I tried hiding my sobs. That’s how deep the story affected my emotions.


The chapters where the wise cat – Nana – explained everything from his perspective were my most favorite parts in this book. I loved the adventures the cat Nana and the human Satoru went to as well. I loved Satoru’s everlasting optimistic personality even after all the crap life threw his way. In short, I absolutely loved this novel through and through.


All the characters and their personalities were so on point, and so was their development.


This book will leave your heart raw and weeping, but by the end you’ll feel contented.


I recommend everyone to read this book, especially if you have pets, or a cat. Read this if you’ve had a darling cat or a dog that had to leave you to go to the afterlife, or you had to give them away to someplace else for unfortunate circumstances. This book might give you the peace and closure your heart always needed.


Short message to the ones who read this book: I imagined the commentary of Nana in the voice of Daniel Craig. Hehe.


I loved this book so much. Thank you Sherin for bullying me into reading this.


5 stars seemed too less for this amazing piece of artwork. 5/5 stars. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


“Humans who think we don’t understand them are the stupid ones.” - Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles 🐱




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