Review and Book Birthday!!! Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart

5 Apr

owlAvenging the Owl

By Melissa Hart

224 pages – ages 11+

Published by Sky Pony Press TODAY- April 5th, 2016!

Synopsis- Solo never knew that avenging a beloved pet’s death could get him in such a huge amount of trouble. When a great horned owl kills Solo’s kitten, probably the one thing keeping him sane after his family’s big move and change of lifestyle, Solo takes a shotgun and tries to shoot it. He accidentally hits a kid who jumped in front of the gun (he just grazed him). Now he has to do eight weeks of community service. At a rescue for raptors. Which includes great horned owls.

What I Thought- This was pretty darn good realistic fiction. You can really feel Solo’s pain and anger with his parents for moving, for his dad’s attempted suicide (yes – it’s brought in slowly, with hints at it, until the end-ish, where Solo flat out says it), for his community service, for the death of his kitten. It’s all tough, but this book has a coming-of-age feel to it, with Solo coming to terms with all of the above problems. It’s a good, well-written, skillfully crafted story. I enjoyed this book a lot. Note that there are darker topics in the book, which are handled very well by the author for her young audience. This is a great read.

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

9 Responses to “Review and Book Birthday!!! Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart”

  1. Lisa Orchard April 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    I will put this book on my TBR pile! Thanks for the review!


  2. Joanna April 5, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    What a great premise. Thanks for the review, Erik.


  3. vikram kadam April 9, 2016 at 7:58 am #

    nice story
    Story Books


  4. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews April 18, 2016 at 11:20 pm #

    Happy Book Blog Birthday.


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks April 22, 2016 at 7:05 am #

      Pardon? The book was published on the day I posted the review, but it isn’t my blog birthday – It’s the book’s first. 🙂



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