Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

Caterpillar Summer

Gillian McDunn

304 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction middle grade emotional lighthearted medium-paced


Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond--Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She's the one who knows what Chic...

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Community Reviews Summary of 174 reviews


hopeful 72%
lighthearted 72%
emotional 63%
adventurous 45%
funny 45%
reflective 36%
inspiring 18%
relaxing 9%
sad 9%


medium 72%
fast 27%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 54% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 18%

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