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This book has been sitting on my shelf since middle school and honestly I wish I read it back then because I think I would have enjoyed itI mean, it s great It has a POC as the main character and that s something I always love because we needdiversity in books Plus he can talk to cats I m thinking that was the reason I picked this book up all those years ago That or the shiny cover.I finished it pretty quickly, so I mean it didn t take up a lot of my time, but I just don t think This book has been sitting on my shelf since middle school and honestly I wish I read it back then because I think I would have enjoyed itI mean, it s great It has a POC as the main character and that s something I always love because we needdiversity in books Plus he can talk to cats I m thinking that was the reason I picked this book up all those years ago That or the shiny cover.I finished it pretty quickly, so I mean it didn t take up a lot of my time, but I just don t think I read this at the right time It was certainly aimed at a younger audience which is why I gave it to my younger cousin when I finished it The writing was very direct and spelled things out for the reader and personally I would rather try to figure things out for myself It was very imaginative, especially when it came to the circus scenes, but I m just not a fan of the circus so those scenes kind of bored me I don t like the man Charlie met towards the end who just seemed to accept everything Charlie threw at him and took Charlie under his wing I mean, a child sneaks into your train car with six lions and you re like oh yeah, that s cool I don t think so.I would have liked to hearfrom the cats They clearly have some sort of gossip system going around because within hours it seemed every cat in the country knew about Charlie s parents Honestly, the only reason I even picked up this book now was because I thought my cousin might want to read it and I wanted to read it before I gave it to her I should have read it when I bought it all those years ago, and I regret not doing so It s a series trilogy I believe so nothing was really explained this time around and nothing was really solved in the end It endedlike a chapter would end rather than a book I never connected with any of the characters, so I don t care to continue the series I like how the athor make the coverpage with a lion and the title LION BOY I also liked how the author start talking about how the kid start talking too the animals but only the family of the cats, specially with the lions.The bad part was that the parents of the kid were rapted because they trated to invent a posion that was for the alergickis of the cats In the book the kid go to a circus and know that he can talk to the lions so he scaped with them to a place and find a king The book is v I like how the athor make the coverpage with a lion and the title LION BOY I also liked how the author start talking about how the kid start talking too the animals but only the family of the cats, specially with the lions.The bad part was that the parents of the kid were rapted because they trated to invent a posion that was for the alergickis of the cats In the book the kid go to a circus and know that he can talk to the lions so he scaped with them to a place and find a king The book is very emocinat, very sad and very suspicuis Charlie s parents are kidnapped, and Charlie goes searching for them, traveling with a circus, and becoming the LionBoy for a lion act But the lion tamer doesn t know that Charlie can talk to cats Charlie and his lion friends decide to escape the circus and strike out on their own to find his parents.What a fun book Just a romping, rollicking adventure story with lots of layers to it I read this book all in one day it s an easy read and really captured my attention The plot even surprised Charlie s parents are kidnapped, and Charlie goes searching for them, traveling with a circus, and becoming the LionBoy for a lion act But the lion tamer doesn t know that Charlie can talk to cats Charlie and his lion friends decide to escape the circus and strike out on their own to find his parents.What a fun book Just a romping, rollicking adventure story with lots of layers to it I read this book all in one day it s an easy read and really captured my attention The plot even surprised me a few times I love Charlie s character His emotional ups and downs are perfectly timed to the pace of the plot, and give us a feel for his humanity, making him an interesting and endearing character.I loved Charlie s parents right away too such a quirky family with their own little language Even the villains are superbly written creepy and petty and spiteful and sly Just brilliant I was completely fascinated by the lions and all the circus people I have never never heard a circus described in such an entrancing way I felt like I was there, watching a real circus act I actually laughed at the clowns and I hate clowns Especially reading about clowns that s totally different from seeing them Reading about clowns is not funny it s just annoying What kind of enchanting writing could actually make me laugh at clowns I ve been bewitched haha I can see why the writing style not the subject material is compared to J.K Rowling It really sucks you into this other world and makes it real for you.My only complaint about this book is that some of the plot developments are a bit too fantastical and coincidental to be believable Granted, it s a book about a boy who speaks cat language, but still That made it a 4 star book for me, instead of the 5 stars I might have given it.Can t wait to read the rest of this trilogy Update Reading it for the second time is just as good Loved it again Read this one with my daughter Neither one of us were thrilled with the book We discussed it and found that we were both fairly bored On the bright side it did help her meet reading goals at school. What do you do when you come home one day and discover that your parents have been kidnapped Well, if you re a brave young guy named Charlie Ashanti, you go off in search of them And since you happen to know how to speak Cat, your feline friends the stray cats of the city and the caged lions on a magnificent, astounding floating circus rally around you, bringing help, advice, and occasional special deliveries Little do you know that in this search of yours, the fate of the world is at stake From an exciting new mother daughter writing team comes this captivating adventure full of heroes, villains, and astounding events Set in a near future that blends the familiar and the new in unexpected, intriguing ways, Lionboy is an exhilarating, suspenseful whirlwind of a novel a book destined to become a classic The book LionBoy by Zizou Corder was an amazing book It is about a kid named Charlie who has parents that are scientist Charlie also has a special trait where he can talk to cats It all starts when some kid named Rafi who kidnaps his parents because they were working on some cure to asthma So Charlie goes on a huge journey to try and find them First, he joins a circus that is going to Paris because a cat told him that two strange men were talking about bringing them to Paris At the circu The book LionBoy by Zizou Corder was an amazing book It is about a kid named Charlie who has parents that are scientist Charlie also has a special trait where he can talk to cats It all starts when some kid named Rafi who kidnaps his parents because they were working on some cure to asthma So Charlie goes on a huge journey to try and find them First, he joins a circus that is going to Paris because a cat told him that two strange men were talking about bringing them to Paris At the circus he meets the circus lions and becomes the Lion Boy The lions ask for Charlie to help them escape and if he does they will help find his parents The only thing I didn t like about the book was that they left you at a cliff hanger at the end 2.5 3 stars I think I would have really liked this as a kid I found the writing a bit simplistic and as if the author s viewed the audience as a bit slow I could really tell that it was aimed for young children by the language alone Main character Charlie didn t have much depth, nor any of the other characters really.Other than that, I had two issues with the book 1 It s never explained how the cat language sounds What do other people hear when Charlie speaks to the cats It really bugged 2.5 3 stars I think I would have really liked this as a kid I found the writing a bit simplistic and as if the author s viewed the audience as a bit slow I could really tell that it was aimed for young children by the language alone Main character Charlie didn t have much depth, nor any of the other characters really.Other than that, I had two issues with the book 1 It s never explained how the cat language sounds What do other people hear when Charlie speaks to the cats It really bugged me, because the author made it seem like they were just speaking with normal words but also pointed out that it was nothing like it Confusing.2 The way Charlie is in awe with the circus performance, which included a lot of wild animals I m so saddened that many countries even Sweden allow wild animals in circus shows I find that so cruel and old fashioned and I can t believe anyone would want to watch that, not to mention be in awe with it I think it gives the wrong message to people circuses with animals are something cool and fantastic, when in reality it s animal cruelty and nothing else.That being said, the book is filled with action and it had some sweet moments I liked the ending with the king as well I wish Charlie hadn t spent so much time on the boat with the circus, because that was a bit boring The ending made up for it a little bit I really loved this I didn t actually read it, but the narration was so amazingly enjoyable that I probably will get the next audiobook out as well Ten year old Charlie returns home one day to find that his parents are gone and things don t seem quite right So thus, he goes on an adventure to find them again and bring them back home On his journey, he stows away on boats, joins the floating circus, and constantly dodges the bad guy Raffie and his dog But not only that, he can talk Cat He I really loved this I didn t actually read it, but the narration was so amazingly enjoyable that I probably will get the next audiobook out as well Ten year old Charlie returns home one day to find that his parents are gone and things don t seem quite right So thus, he goes on an adventure to find them again and bring them back home On his journey, he stows away on boats, joins the floating circus, and constantly dodges the bad guy Raffie and his dog But not only that, he can talk Cat He can talk to alley cats and pet cats and lions I do think that yes, it is a little bit young for me, but the characters are so likable and the narration kept me laughing, that I couldn t just stop listening to it.Content Mild language and rude name calling For ages 11 Fun little adventure that engrosses you and makes you care The main character was surprisingly likeable, the plot wasn t too flimsy, and the pace was pretty good The ending was classically unfulfilling so as to prepare for another two books, which is fine but does mean this book stands less well as a stand alone Some of the action sequences were a little jumpy and under described which was confusing, but you get the gist of it pretty easily And no, The Demon, it s not about furries. 3.5 starsNot as good or well written as I remember, but still plenty of fun The futuristic element has definitely aged poorly already, especially around the climate change themes worldbuilding it feels like the early naughties minus aeroplanes, and far too vaguely developed to be convincing. Lionboy


About the Author: Zizou Corder

Zizou Corder is Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh Young, whose names are too long to fit on the front of a book.Louisa is a grown up and has written five grown up books Isabel is a kid and has written mostly schoolwork.The original Zizou is Isabel s lizard, only he spells it Zizu They Have written five books together the highly acclaimed Lionboy trilogy, Lee Raven Boy Thief and Halo.They live in London Only one goes to school.


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