This is an extremely good book. I read it when I was probably about ten years old, and some of it scared me then, since it is more of a teenager's book. It is also the kind of book that always seems good, no matter what age you are, and I would definitely recommend that you read it if you like anything to do with animals and magic.
A lonely twelve-year-old is convinced that the cat she finds is possessed by a witch and is responsible for her own strange behavior.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Jessica's never liked cats. Especially not a skinny, ugly kitten that looks like a worm.
Jessica wishes she'd never brought Worm home with her, because now he's making her do terrible things. She's sure she isn't imagining the evil voice coming from the cat, telling her to play mean tricks on people. But how can she explain what's happening?
Jessica has read enough books about witches to know that Worm must be a witch's cat. He's cast a spell on her, but whom can she turn to? After all, no one will believe that Worm has bewitched her...or worse!
FROM THE CRITICS
A lonely girl, Jessica, finds a blind, almost hairless cat that she calls Worm. Worm seems to have a terrible hold on her, making her do mean things, but Jessica feels she has no one who can help her break free of the cat. PW found this Newbery Honor Book ``acutely perceptive and compelling.'' (10-up)
AudioFile - Paul B. Janeczko
Jessica discovers a kitten and takes it home. She calls it Worm. As bad things begin to happen, Jessica grows suspicious. When the cat begins to speak, shes horrified and enthralled. Shes read enough about witchcraft to know that Worm is really a witchs cat. Alyssa Bresnahans narration goes well beyond the usual fine work you expect from a Recorded Books presentation. She changes voices expertly, using her voice to draw horror and suspense from this novel. One of the most accomplished readings Ive heard in a long time. P.B.J. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine