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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.219505
Sara has always loved cats. She surrounds herself with pictures of cats, stuffed cats, even cat-headed slippers. But she’s never been allowed to have a real cat of her own. Her father has always told her no, for reasons he won’t explain.

So when a fluffy snowball of a kitten darts through their front door and into her life, Sara believes her dream might finally come true. But convincing her father to break his strict No Cats policy seems impossible. She has less than a week to persuade him that this kitten is exactly what their lonely, broken family of two needs to heal.

Told in lyrical, spare verse, Serendipity & Me is a sparkling novel that elegantly handles the topic of loss for a middle grade audience.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on February 7, 2013 by Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0670014400
ISBN-13: 9780670014408
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  • leafkitti
    leafkittiThursday, June 6, 2019 at 9:48 am55 stars
    Serendipity and Me is a sweet, heartfelt book about a girl named Sara whose mother died driving in a thick Tule fog. Sara has wanted a kitten since she can remember, but cats have always been a 'no' in her household. When her mother died, Sara's father retreated into a state of deep sadness, bringing Sara with him, and every time she tries to talk about their family, he breaks down and goes to his room. To top it all off, Sara is set to star in a school production of Peter Pan as Wendy, with Garrett as Peter Pan, but a week before the play, she comes down with a bad virus. A cold, gloomy night, a miracle of a kitten bolts into their door, leaving Dad speechless and Sara finally with something to hold on to. The only thing is, can Sara convince her dad to let the kitten stay? I would recommend this book to anyone who loves cats and just wants something soft to hold onto.
    • lindsagatasabad
      lindsagatasabadMonday, October 29, 2018 at 3:16 pm55 stars
      Cats are awesome, and people who love cats should tots ma goats read it because cats do mean a lot to people.
      • cat78
        cat78Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 5:54 pm44 stars
        This book is about a girl named Sara who really wants a cat .She has a cat themed room . A kitten sneaks in her front door , and she has to convince her father that they can keep the kitten
        • vcb78
          vcb78Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10:07 am44 stars
          This book is about a girl named Sara , who lost her mother in a car crash . She has always wanted a cat, but her father has a No Cat policy .Then , a cat slips in the front door , and she convinces her father that they can keep Serendipity ( the cat ) after she finds out the past of her mom .
          • nike1234
            nike1234Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 7:14 pm55 stars
            This was such an amazing book. It had everything a good book needs. Hope you enjoy!
            • storres
              storresMonday, October 27, 2014 at 7:45 am55 stars
              I would like to recommend this book to all of the cat lovers. And I hope you enjoy!!!
              • girlmeetscamera
                girlmeetscameraWednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:45 am
                This book was great, but it's in poetry format. Even though I don't usually read poetry, I loved the story that Serendipity and Me told.