The Capture by Kathryn Lasky

Five stars

Pushed from his family’s nest by his older brother, barn owl Soren is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie’s. With a new friend, clever and scrappy Gylfie, he uncovers a training camp for the leader’s own nefarious goal.

When I first started this book I thought it was going to be a kids story about owls. Yes, it’s about owls but it’s so much more than a kids story! In fact, I thought the reading level and plot was pretty high even for middle grade!

This story was a super fun one with great friendships and family bonds. Believe it or not, I’m hooked and can’t wait to continue the series!

It was interesting how the author created a dystopian world for animals and how well thought out and developed it all was. Even the subtle themes behind the story was incredible! The character development was amazing and fun to follow. To sum it up, I truly enjoyed this book and can’t pick a bad thing out of it!

“Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave.”

― Kathryn Lasky, The Capture

Your turn!

Do you read books with animals for main characters? What do you think of the dystopian genre? Do you enjoy middle grade or have you outgrown it?

Blessings, Allyson

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