Sasha loves her housefolk. She remembers when Jean got sick, and now Ken has just pulled away in a car. She is heartbroken and knows she must find her own way in the world. While trying to catch a mouse for dinner, Sasha meets Tigerstar, who teaches her about the four clans, and warned her about rogues. Sasha has fallen in love with Tigerstar, but she has learned a secret. Tigerstar has asked her to join Shadowclan. What will she do?
Pre-teens and teens will love the fast-moving story. Reluctant and remedial readers will be excited that they can talk about the series, especially if reading he novels is overwhelming.
The pictures help the story move along quickly. This is an attractive choice for parents who want a little more text in their child’s graphic novels. I also liked that the graphics were black and white, with simple backgrounds. They didn’t overtake the story itself. This is my first introduction to the Warriors series, and I found the story intriguing enough – even in this format – to want to pick up the novels.
This is the first title in this graphic novel series based on Erin Hunter's Warriors novels.
Like most graphic novels, this is meant for recreational reading. That said, the story offers themes of friendship, loyalty, trust, and respect.
10 and Up
8 to 12
Borrow. Although the story is fun to read, once you know the “history,” you’re more likely to want to go on to the next adventure.