I'd been feeling obligated to read this since forever, just because it's so popular. I'm not sure that I completely understand its appeal. It was satisfying to have a narrator that was so talented and upstanding, and to follow along with his success. The imaginings of how cats might interact, what they call the seasons and the stars, etc., were creative, but overall the descriptions and writing were average.I didn't really try to keep track of who all the cats were - too many names. And I was pretty bored for the first half. But then the story picked up, and even though as an adult it's pretty easy to figure out what's coming, it became more of a page-turner. And I can see how the ending could leave someone (but not me) wanting to continue with the series.