Yeppers. The VOYA review is in for Cat Girl’s Day Off and…it’s great!
What do Ferris Bueller, a celebrity blogger, a pink cat, and two movie-star obsessed best friends have in common? A whole lot of chaos for Natalie Ng. Nat tries to keep a low profile at school, especially since everyone in her family possesses extrasensory talents. But Nat feels that her ability to communicate with cats pales in comparison to lie detecting, super-smelling noses, and blending into walls. Outside of her family, the only people who know of her talent are her two best friends, Oscar and Melly—until one day, while watching a YouTube video, she hears celebrity blogger Easton West’s cat, Rufus, yelling that the human carrying him is an imposter. Since Easton is in town covering a remake of the movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which is being filmed at her own school, Nat, Oscar, and Melly decide to investigate the situation on their own. After rescuing Rufus and collecting more details, the trio discovers that there is not only an imposter on the loose but a dangerous kidnapper with Nat’s own talent. After several comic events involving Rufus, an army of cats at Wrigley Field, accusations of stalking, and Nat being arrested, Nat and her friends not only save Easton West but also another unknown missing movie star. Pauley’s latest novel is well written, entertaining, and keeps the story moving with short chapters. A great combination of action, adventure, and comedy, this book will make an excellent addition to any library collection. —Cassandra Rondinella