Written by Barbara Abercrombie
Illustrated by Mark Graham
Reviewed by student in Mrs. Thomas' 4th Grade Class
Charlie Anderson is a sad story. One day a cat went on Elizabeth and Sarah's porch. They named the cat Charlie. One day Charlie didn't come home! The girls were terrified, scared, and worried to death. The girls scurried around town, house to house, but no one had a gray, chubby cat named Charlie. They went to the new neighbor down the street. They had a gray, chubby cat named Anderson. They call the cat Charlie Anderson now. That cat has a wonderful, peaceful, and lucky life.
I think that Charlie Anderson is one of the saddest books I have ever read. If I lost my cat I would never give up looking no matter what. Would you? I think the most interesting characters are Elizabeth and Sarah. They are helpful, careful, and hopeful. They changed from happy to sad and from confused to happy again. My favorite part of this story was when they found Charlie Anderson ok, healthy, and chummy with his owners. Charlie reminds me of my cat Puss-s-Boots. I would never want to lose him.
You should know to never give up and keep going no matter what. I recommend this book because if you like a love story that make you cry then read it. It's that good.