Reviewed by Martina S. (age 8)
I like this story because Gabriel is an interesting character. No kid that I know is like Gabriel. In the story, Gabriel is looking for a friend, but also wants to go off by himself and live outside with the coyotes. This story also teaches a lesson bout friendship. Gabriel learns that a special friend can make you feel like you are part of something. When Gabriel picks up the kitten, he has a great reaction that any reader will love. Will he still feel lost? It is part of a collection of short stories by Cynthia Rylant's book, Every Living Thing. All of the stories have animals that are important to people. This is why I like this short story.
I recommend this book to 2nd and 3rd graders because they will understand the book and Gabriel better. You might also like to read other stories in the collection.