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Daily Archive: 22/05/2023



May 2023



She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai and Naruki Nagakawa

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Four Stars

Best for:
Fans of sweet little stories. And of cats.

In a nutshell:
Multiple cats and multiple humans change each others’ lives.

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What it left me feeling:

What a very sweet, deep book. It is told from the perspectives of multiple cats, some related to each other. It is also told from the perspective of the humans who come into contact with these cats.

One human is trying to figure out what to do with her life. Another is in a job but very lonely, unsure of the status of her romantic life. Another is filled with guilt over something that happened to her friend. A fourth is facing life on her own for the first time in years.

I am one of two humans who was chosen to take care of two special cats. They turn 12 in a month, and we’ve had them for nearly that long. They make my life better in every way – one of them has for the last six months been sleeping curled up next to my head at night. I adore dogs as well, but there is something about cats – their independence, the way they show love, their curiosity – that just feels different.

This book isn’t long, and very little ‘happens’ in it. But the humans are living lives I think so many people can relate to, and the cats are living their own lives too. Seeing how the humans care for the cats, and the cats for their humans, it’s just so sweet, and such a lovely commentary on life.

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