A review by eli_jw
The Cat Who Saved Books, by Sōsuke Natsukawa

adventurous emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


A warm and lovely read. It's quiet and empathetic in how it treats the main character and his grief.

To me it read like a love letter to books and the people who love them, but also a reminder that books may enrich our lives and the way we experience our world, but if we're not engaging with that world and the people in it then we're missing out on half the joy of them.

This feels like the kind of book it would be lovely to read to/with someone younger, especially if they're the kind of shut in, nose buried in a book kid that I was.

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