Apr 09, 08
Recommended to Jon by:
Anybody who has a pet or who says they're vegetarian even though they still eat fish
Read in April, 2008
Really a 4.5 star book, but I'll give it five do to the limited nature of the grading system.
This book really changed my perspective on how I view animals (and autistic people!). Unfortunately, kids will be forced to read some waste of time book in high school like Billy Bud or Romeo and Juliet when there are awesome thought provoking books like this. It was fascinating to feel the basic accessibility of this book instead of the normal, overly-verbose, academic prose that would fill this type of book.
I wonder how much of the writing was done by Temple and how much by the co-author. Being autistic, is it even possible for Temple to write an entire book by herself? I have way too many questions now, but that's the whole point to a good science book.