For me, the cover of a book is vital in making me pick it up, especially when I haven’t heard of it before.
So when I saw the most adorable black kitten staring up at me from the cover of Cleo – I had to buy it.
If the cover was anything to go by, Cleo is about a black cat (shock and awe, right?)
Since the international success of Marley and Me by Josh Groban was published in 2005, there has been a myriad of books released about people and their pets. I’ve avoided them all, until I picked up Cleo.
Who can resist a cute little kitten?
A self-professed cat lover, I wasn’t surprised when I fell in love with the book and with Cleo.
Like Marley and Me, Cleo is a memoir about author Helen Brown and her family, with the addition of a gorgeous black cat, Cleo.
The family, like many others, has suffered severe tragedy, moving countries and continents and Cleo demonstrates how something as little as a cat can change your life forever.
Cleo is brutally and beautifully honest. We follow Helen’s journey as she goes through about the hardest thing a mother can, losing a child. Her honesty shows that it’s OK to become completely caught up in your grief, as long as you don’t forget to live.
You’ll find yourself laughing and crying, and with a renewed faith in felines.