This book serves as both a moving memoir about the author’s relationship with her pet rat and a brilliant nonfiction book about domesticated rats in general. This book blends history and science with stories of interesting people while at the same time sets the record straight on this amazing animal. Readers will come away with a deep appreciation and a better understanding of rats. You might even be convinced to adopt a rat after reading this wonderful book. Highly recommended for people afraid of rats!
I'm happy to see a book about the joys of rat ownership (I used to have one myself), and for the most part this one was cute. It felt a little scattered and disorganized, though. I didn't feel that it would inspire a change of heart in a rat hater/fearer.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a moving memoir or an amusing pet manual.