By: Arush Khurana, 10 years, Holland Hall School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Book: When You Trap A Tiger Author: Tae Keller Genre: Fiction/Fantasy
The main character in the book is Lily. The other characters are Lily’s sister, her mom, and Halmoni (grandma). Lilly and her family decide to move in with her magical and mysterious Halmoni to help her out. Halmoni tells Lily amazing Korean stories. But little did she know that these stories would come to life! At the beginning of the book, Lily sees a tiger outside Halmoni’s home. But, she soon realizes that nobody else can see the tiger, and she understands that something unusual is happening.
The author, Tae Keller, and the book's cover.
My favorite quote from this book: “Maybe it is scary to tell stories and share their truths- but I’d rather face them than run.”
Then, she makes a shocking discovery. Many years ago, her Halmoni stole something from the tigers, and now the tigers want it back. They try to explain the situation to Lily and make her believe that her grandmother is falling sick because she stole something from the tigers. Will Lily make a deal with the tigers? Will she be able to save her grandmother’s life? Read the book to find out more.
This book is like a roller coaster ride, filled with emotions and action. The author has portrayed characters in a realistic manner and has an emotional style of writing that will appeal to readers.
When You Trap A Tiger was awarded the Newberry Award in 2021.The Science of Breakable Things is another book by Tae Keller that I like.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes stories of adventures and friendships.
Rating: 5 stars