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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 - 15 years
  • Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tu Books (April 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600608833
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600608834
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,751,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

“I was a freak from a family of freaks.” High school sophomore Natalie “Nat” Ng has a “Talent” she’s not proud of: the ability to talk to cats. Her younger sister is a “supergenius” with chameleonlike abilities; her older sister is proficient in truth divination and levitation, and has X-ray vision; and her parents work for the Bureau of Extrasensory Regulation and Management. When a film crew comes to Nat’s Chicago high school to shoot a takeoff of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off things get fishy: the female star isn’t acting like herself, and Nat learns from a cat that celebrity blogger Easton West may not be who she claims to be. Along with her friends Oscar and Melly, Nat gets dragged into a whirlwind adventure to find out what happened to the real Easton. Pauley (Still Sucks to Be Me) offers amusing insights into the minds of cats, snappy dialogue, and a fast-paced plot. Readers should easily relate to Nat, and cat-lovers in particular will find a lot to enjoy in this romp. Ages 12–up.

From School Library Journal

“Pauley’s homage to Chicago and her favorite teen movie is entertaining, hilarious, and exceptionally creative. Populated with wonderfully eccentric and endearing characters, this lighthearted comedy will be an instant hit, especially among teen and tween girls. One thing is for certain–readers will never again look at their feline friends in the same way.”

More About the Author

Kimberly Pauley is the author of the Sucks to Be Me Series (The first book was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers & the second a VOYA Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Winner). Her third book, Cat Girl's Day Off showed the world what cats really think. ASK ME, coming in April 2014, is something new: dark, paranormal YA.

She now lives in London, England with her husband (who really doesn't get YA fiction) and The Max, the cutest little boy in the world.

She has an (infrequent) newsletter, often runs giveaways and contests, and sends out signed bookplates to readers, so be sure to check out her website, www.kimberlypauley.com for more information.

Kimberly was also the founder of Young Adult (& Kid's) Books Central, one of the leading Internet destinations for anyone interested in children's or adolescent literature.

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I love the dynamics between her characters Nat, Oscar and Mellie.
Book lover and Teacher
You don't have to be a cat lover to enjoy this exciting mix of mystery, romance, and adventure with just the right touch of fantasy.
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Her characters are well developed with amazing dialogue and good quick wit that is enjoyable to read.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Evie Seo TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I loved, loved, LOVED this book. Humorous, delightfully cheerful, clever, and refreshingly quirky, Cat Girl's Day Off is one of the most enjoyable novels I've ever read. You wouldn't believe how much fun I had with this book. Filled with vibrant personalities, laugh-out-loud hilarious dialogues, eye-popping situations, mysteries, and cats with attitude, Kimberly Pauley's most recent book is a cat story like you've never read before. I'm not exaggerating, this book is flipping EPIC!

Our heroine, Natalie, is a cat girl. No, I don't mean an old and grumpy cat lady that smells like cat urine and is totally socially awkward. I mean a girl that can hear cats and carry out full-blown conversations with them. The ability to talk to cats is Natalie's talent. In fact, each of her family members has some sort of a special talent/ability: her little sister is uber-smart and can blend into the environment much like a chameleon, her older sister is a human-lie detector, her mom - is super intelligent (highest IQ in the world) and has incredible laser vision, and her dad's talent is so complex it's practically not possible to classify it. Natalie always thought that from all the talents she could've ended up with, she got the most boring one. She's so ashamed of it, keeps it a secret and never ever talks about it. Only her two best friends, the geektastic celebrity-gossip-machine Oscar and gorgeous born-to-be-famous Melly, know about Natalie's ability. It isn't until the famous celebrity blogger, Easton West, gets kidnapped that Natalie's unique skills finally come in handy. With the help of the most aristocratic pink cat you'll ever meet, Nat and her two faithful side-kicks will make saving Easton their mission. And let me just tell, it won't be an easy one!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Shahim on June 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book was funny, entertaining, creative and just plain awesome!!!!!!!!!!! It had just the right amount of mystery, suspense, action, and romace. I read it twice in the same week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lorijo Metz on June 7, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
In Cat Girl's Day Off, Kimberly introduces us to Nat Ng, a girl whose superpower is the ability to communicate with cats. The kind of superpower that practically begs you to make fun of it. (Hey, Cat Girl, want some milk? Meowwwww) Even worse, Nat is the middle child--the middle girl--in a family of super-talented geniuses (Her sisters' abilities include levitation, lie-detecting, and the chameleon-like ability to blend into one's surroundings).

Like any good writer, Kimberly forces Nat to face her biggest fear: everyone--especially her high school peers--learning about her ability. When a spoiled pink cat belonging to famous Hollywood blogger Easton West insists that the person who looks like "his person" is really an imposter, Nat's star struck friends (and the only two people besides her family who know about her ability) insist she help them find the missing blogger. Chaos ensues as a film crew, complete with screaming divas and hunky actors, that Easton West had come to town planning to cover, descends upon their high school to film some scenes.

While there's plenty of mystery, humor, and nail-biting scenes, my favorite part of Cat Girl's Day Off are the scenes with the cats. It's easy to picture this as the next Pixar or Disney animated movie with scenes such as the one where a whole kitty litter load of cats descend upon Wrigley Field to help Nat and her friends try to capture the villain.

Cat Girl's Day Off is clever and fast paced. The characters, from Nat's super-talented, dysfunctional family, to the clever, neurotic, and heroic cats made it a Super Fun, summertime read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. D. Ward on May 29, 2012
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I can't say enough good things about this book! Nat Ng has a "Talent": she can understand and speak cat. She's never thought much about this talent but when she hears a celebrity's cat on TV asking for help,she and her friends, Oscar and Mellie, come to the rescue.
This book grabbed my attention from page one. The relationships between Nat and her family and her friends are fleshed out and ring true. The main cats, Rufus and Purr Daddy, are true felines.
If you like cats and want a great read, buy this book. You won't be dissapointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KimberlyAmber on May 28, 2012
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This book was entertaining to no ends. How many times have you wondered what your cats were thinking? Kimberly Pauley gives fantastic voices to those pesky felines that we love to have in our lives. Her characters are well developed with amazing dialogue and good quick wit that is enjoyable to read. The story pulls you in from the beginning and forms before your eyes, allowing you to guess along with Natalie and possibly giving you a few "I KNEW IT"s along the way. It had me laughing out loud, something that is harder to do these days, and pulled at my heartstrings. I highly recommend giving it a read, you won't be disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jen the Librarian on May 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
As a youth librarian, I try to read the new and exciting things that come out onto our shelves. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of "Cat Girl's Day Off" and started to read the first chapter. I was hooked and could not put it down!
The book is part mystery, part family dynamics, part supernatural, and all funny.
There were many things I really appreciated about this book. I liked Ms. Pauley's character development. The main character Natalie and her friends were well drawn. I loved the cat personalities of the different felines. I loved the family dynamics.
This is a winner for any pre-teen/teen reader who wants to be entertained.
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