This is the next short story in the series of short stories in this book. Click Here to see the first review and a link list of the other stories I’ve reviewed in this book.
The Bitey Cat
This was a very sad tale for me, about a girl named Sarah, whose parents are inevitably going to get divorced and a cat named Penny whom she adopts. Sarah chooses Penny even though the cat bites everyone that comes near. Penny even bites Sarah, though Sarah won’t admit it because she knows the cat is really a monster. Over time, Sarah begins to act as Penny does with tantrums and biting. This climaxes into what seems to be a complete meltdown for Sarah.
At times Sarah is telling us the story and other times it is a narrator, but at all times I felt a great sense of sadness for this poor little girl. She seemed to be confused and hurt by what her parents must have been going through. I felt it was a very well written short story, but I wish this story wasn’t so true for so many kids, alas, I know it is.