Perkins, Mitali. Ill. By Jamie Hogan. Tiger Boy. pgs. 144 Random House, 2015. $14.95. Language: G, Mature Content: G, Violence: G
Neel is the best student in his class. He love his home so much that he never wants to leave. He is up for a scholarship to a fancy boarding school, but is not interested because he wants to stay on the island. When a tiger cub escapes from the reserve, Neel is determined to save it from the local poacher’ if only he can find it. Will Neel find the drive to study and try for the scholarship? Can he save the cub? With likable characters and a suspenseful plot, readers will be pulled in to the story while realizing the value of a good education. Recommended for libraries wanting to diversify their collections or for readers who like human vs. nature issues. EL. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.