The Last Free Cat, Paperback
2 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Not far in the future, cat flu has meant that cat breeding is strictly controlled, and cats are only for the rich in their private estates.

When Feela turns up in Jade's garden, she can't resist taking her in, even though it could cost her everything.

But then Feela gets sick, and Jade is forced to seek help.

But soon Comprot are raiding Jade's house. When Jade's mother dies, the only person left for Jade to turn to is Kris, the cynical school loner.

Jade has always trusted the authorities, but now she begins to question the very society she lives in. And soon Jade and Kris are on the run ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780340944745



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Set in the near future, the set-up is that cats have been declared illegal because of a strain of cat flu that can jump to humans. Except, that is, if they are specially bread by one of two private companies. Cats are big business, and only the rich can own these collared and certified symbols of their wealth.But if a 'free' cat, uncollared, appears in your back garden, how could you resist taking it in? Breaking the law leads to an exciting adventure with some food for thought - is it human welfare, or greed, that decides policy?A good book for children from about 11+

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Blake's attempt at a YA dystopian fiction story is most definitely a failure. The premise for the story is interested in a middle-grade, intro to dystopia kind of way. The plot is full of holes, the characters are ridiculous, the actions that the protagonists take are not believable, the story is really just laughable. I did not like it, no matter how much I tried.