Surla is a magical, black cat, and Idis is a witch and her keeper. In an attempt to escape the mean and evil witch, Surla accidentally switches bodies with a high school girl named Cathy. The two must live the life of the other while hiding from the wrath of Idis.
In the interim, the cat shows Cathy how to show off, be cool, and just pretty much how to survive high school. As with any typical high school, there are cute jocks and mean girls, and the two must live through it all—and figure out how to escape the witch and switch back!
This was another Freaky Friday story—but with felines. Oddly enough, some parts of the story were told from the eye of the cat. Well, of course, these were magical cats, for god’s sakes!
It kind of reminded me of the movie, Hocus Pocus, with its Disney antics and fumbling witch that may have taken a likeness to the funny Bette Midler, but there wasn’t as much magic as I thought it would’ve had.
By the end, Surla made some really good friends in Todd and Chrissy, just like Sabrina in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, but what’s to happen when she must leave and return to her cat body?
The showdown, I thought, was sort’ve confusing. I didn’t really know what the heck was going on. And, above all else, it ended with a cliff-hanger, which I hate. “Idis is…” That’s it? See, the writers/publishers do this to you on purpose, because they want to force you to get the next book in the series. What a jip! And why is there a series? I mean, how many times can you switch lives with a cat? Well, judging from the title of the next book, BeSwitched Witch, someone might be switching with Idis, the evil witch. That might be worth checking out a little.
Overall, this was a cute, funny, easy-to-follow story that was mostly intended for the 12-year old audience judging from the simple writing style.
My rating: 3 stars