Review: Cassandra Steps Out (Cassandra: Animal Psychic #1)

Title: Cassandra Steps Out (Cassandra: Animal Psychic #1)
Author: Isabelle Bottier, Hélène Canac
Genre: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel
Publisher: Graphic Universe
Source: Thomas Allen & Son (book distributor)
Format: Paperback
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Cassandra has a gift. Animals can show her what they’re thinking. And she’s done keeping her talent a secret. In the first volume of the Cassandra: Animal Psychic series, Cassandra sets out to help pets and their people. 

The trouble is, other parts of Cassandra’s life are changing too. Her mom has a boyfriend she really likes, but his daughter can’t stand Cassandra. And Cassandra’s best friend is about to leave town. Not even her trusty dog Miss Dolly can make things feel okay. When Cassandra gets on the trail of a lost cat, will she be able to help its owners? Or will her first case be a flop? 

Review:

This is a cute story about a girl who can communicate with animals.

I love dogs and cats, so I enjoyed this story. Cassandra has a special power that lets her communicate with animals. This includes an ability to reach out with her mind to find a lost cat.

There were some great tips throughout the book on how to treat pets. There was a section at the end about Cassandra’s pet dog and how she trained her and looks after her. This would be great for kids with pets.

I didn’t like the way the story about the lost cat turned out. There was a twist involving the person who sent them a ransom note for the cat, but it was very strange. I wish it had a better conclusion.

Overall, I liked this book and I’d like to see what happens in the rest of the series.

Thank you Thomas Allen and Son for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

Have you read Cassandra Steps Out? What did you think of it?

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