KAT GOT YOUR TONGUE by Lee Weatherly

KAT GOT YOUR TONGUE

Age Range: 11 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Thirteen-year-old Katherine Tyler knows she’s been hit by a car after running out in front of it, but her explanation for the accident—as well as memories of family, friends and preferences—has been wiped away due to amnesia. This quick, predictable story with accessible British lingo alternates between present-day “Kat,” who now gravitates to bright colors, classical music and her mother’s amusing, sympathetic live-in boyfriend, Richard, and the journal of her formal self, “Kathy,” who only wore monochromatic colors, hated Richard’s moving-in and his silly card tricks, and became exceedingly jealous over the new girl in school. Many of Kat’s questions, such as her friends’ unyielding anger toward her, the true nature of her deceased father, a mysterious cat statue and the reason she abandoned the violin, are finally answered when she discovers Kathy’s journal and reconciles both halves of herself. Although Weatherly admittedly takes allowances with science, she offers readers who enjoy stories about switched lives the opportunity to imagine the possibilities of starting over with a clean slate. (Fiction. 11-14)

Pub Date: June 12th, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-385-75117-9
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: David Fickling/Random
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2007




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