BEWARE!!!! This is a paranormal book! It is about a boy named Simon Thorn who can talk to the animal. Even with this paranormal power, life was never easy for Simon. He was constantly bullied at school and always had bad grades. One day, his mom gets captured by a hoard of dirt and filthy sewage rats. On the quest to find her, he realized the kingdom of animals is separated into five sections. He later finds out that he is the only one that can save them.
One main point I like about this book is that Simon is very likable. He's a hero that you will be rooting for from the beginning of the book. He did make me mad and frustrated with some of the decisions that he makes, but that also makes him likable and relatable. He stands up for what he believes in (no to bullying, fighting for his mom, etc.).I also like that some are also very true to life. He's very like some people I know. Overall, I like the character development with Simon.
All in all, this is a great read if you’re into fiction, fantasy, and a good/great protagonist (and sometimes antagonist).