The Year of the Buttered Cat By Susan Haas
Book/Novel Author: Susan Haas
Book/Novel Title: The Year of the Buttered Cat
“We call people who run crazy fast and jump extra high superhuman. Where does that leave me?” Thirteen years ago, when she was just a tiny baby, something terrible happened to Lexi Haas. Something criminal. It left her with an out-of-control body and without a voice. Now, as a precocious, superhero-obsessed teen, Lexi is counting down the final 24 hours to a risky brain surgery that might help her talk or—dare she dream it?—to walk and use her hands. As surgery grows closer, Lexi finds an urgent, relentless need to share the story of the year in her life she calls The Year of the Buttered Cat. The Year of the Buttered Cat is based on the real-life story of Lexi Haas. In the spirit of Wonder by R.J. Palacio and Out of my Mind by Sharon M. Draper, The Year of the Buttered Cat offers empowering, powerful messages about disability, friendship, family, loss, and the art of redefining ourselves.