Rachel Wells: Alfie the Doorstep Cat. Book review

Alfie is homeless, abandoned after his elderly owner passes away. But when he stumbles on to Edgar Road, Alfie knows he’s found his new home. However, the street’s residents don’t agree – the last thing they need is another stray cat, and he is shooed away from many doorsteps. But as life throws its worst at the residents of Edgar Road, they soon realise how much they all need Alfie – a cat who brings hope to the darkest times, and who will always be a friend to those in need.

alfie the doorstep cat

Alfie’s searching for a new home after his owner died. He’s commuting between different houses and potential new families, and tries to help them with their problems.

I got this book from my local library. I was searching for a fun and easy read, perfect for commuting, and that’s exactly what I got: easy to start reading, but also stop reading at any time.

The story is told from Alfie’s perspective, and some things are too unrealistic. I know, it’s fiction, and I don’t mind when a story is unrealistic. The small things disturbed me though: Alfie is for example complaining that his humans are smelling because they don’t shower right away when they get home from the local gym. I’m not an expert on cats, but don’t many cats like the smell of their humans?

I can recommend this book if you’re searching for a trivial, funny and sentimental cat book. Sentimental? Well… at least I started crying and became all sentimental after I had finished the book. I’m so grateful that I’m now sharing my life with Tessa and Kajsa, and so are the humans in Alfie’s life.

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