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Kehret, Peg.
STRANGER NEXT DOOR
New York : Dutton, 2002.
IL 3-6, RL 6.6
ISBN 0525468293
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This captivating story is written by Alex and his cat Pete, who understands human speech but can only speak in meows. Alex and his family move to a new neighborhood where he is threatened by the school bullies and puzzled by the actions of his new friend Rocky. After the neighborhood is terrorized by several fires and vandalism, Pete investigates the strange events and eventually solves the mystery and saves Alexís life. This exciting, fast-paced story will appeal to reluctant readers.  (Sunshine State Young Readerís Award Program, 2004-2005)
SUBJECTS:     Witnesses Protection -- Fiction.
                        Cats -- Fiction.
                        Arson -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Hilltop (Wash.) -- Fiction.

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