ABOUT THE BOOK: It's a story of a she-cat named Bluestar, but she doesn't start out as Bluestar, because she has to earn that title. She starts out as Bluekit, then Bluefur. She is one of two candidates to become deputy of her Clan. Thistleclaw also wants to become the leader of ThunderClan, but he is bloodthirsty and loves battles.
WHAT I LIKED: The cats (What's not to like, they're Warriors! They growl!); Lionpaw and Sweetpaw, because they're awesome apprentices who train, but later, sad things happen to them; the four Warrior Clans; and the (sometimes) peaceful Gatherings.
MY FAVORITE CHARACTER: Moonflower, Bluestar's mother. She's super protective of her babies, and she's shiny.
MY FAVORITE PART: When Bluefur puts the smackdown on Thistleclaw because he tried to hurt a random kitten.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Thistleclaw and his apprentice are evil. They jumped on a random kitten like RAWR!
CHARACTER I DIDN'T LIKE: Thistleclaw. He's mean to Bluefur and evilly ambitious.
THE BOTTOM LINE: You should read this book because it's like a soap opera for little kids.
MOM'S TAKE: I've flipped through this and read one or two of the Warrior novels and a couple of the manga. Boys and girls reading longer chapter books and who enjoy animals will like these -- both Hannah and her little brother read them. There is some violence and character death, so if your child is particularly sensitive, especially about animals being harmed, you might want to steer clear.
FIND IT ON THE WEB: Warrior Cats Online.