Perijee and Me by Ross Montgomery
I heartily enjoyed Perijee and me. It is full of surprises and carries a strong theme throughout the book- it is never right to hate. This book is about a girl called Caitlin, 11, who is out for a walk on the beach after a meteor shower and discovers a small ‘shrimp-like’ creature, who has a tendency to grow and to eat.
Caitlin must find him a home – somewhere where he can’t get away until her father, an expert on aliens, returns home from a tour. On meeting Caitlin’s father, Perijee grows and a monster emerges out of him. Soon enough, he runs away and Caitlin is forced to accept he is gone. But then, on the news a catastrophe occurs.
A monster is terrorising the city and the city is flooded. The country is camped and these camps are guarded heavily. Everyone wants to kill Perijee, and finally Caitlin escapes the camp.
She makes a friend, loses two friends and finds herself on a boat as a sacrifice, before she is saved.
This book is so engaging and emotional as well! I was laughing, crying and angry as I read Perijee and me and it reminded me that we can’t always be right and there is prejudice in the world, and we can’t make a huge change, but every small change helps.
FictionFan1 Rating: 9/10
If you liked this author you might like: Sally Nicholls, Katherine Rundall
About the author: Ross Montgomery tours the country as a children’s author, and writes wacky books for young teens and small children.
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