©1999 Philip Pullman; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
"I Was a Rat! can't help being cheerful, and laughter is never far away." (New York Times Book Review)
"A witty romp with fairy tale roots." (Publishers Weekly)
A tale about a boy who claims to have been a rat and finds himself in a world where everyone misunderstands his intentions or wants to take advantage of him.
It is apparent from the start, that this story was written for younger children. The sentences were fairly short and simple and the story moved in a linear way. So it took a while for me to really dig the story. However, underneath it all lies a biting commentary on sensational journalism. And at the end there awaits a fun and surprising resolution, so it is worth to give the book a shot, especially since it is so short.
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