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Rereview: Pebbleshine’s Kits: 8/10
This was a good book! The first time I read it I cried. The concept alone is very sad, a pregnant mother, separated from her family, desperately tries to find her way to their new home... a place she’s never even been.
The premise of the book? Amazing. The execution? Actually not terrible. Pebbleshine is strongly motivated throughout the book, which helps it feel less of a chore to get through. Instead of finding myself thinking “Oh great, another travel book,” I was actually invested in her journey... even knowing that it ends tragically.
It gets a point reduced for the pacing and for the end. The starts of chapters 5 and 6 felt so unnatural and took me out of the immersion. (Not to mention Tree appearing...) but also I thought the StarClan scene was unnecessary. It would’ve been a lot more interesting if Pebbleshine was beyond StarClan’s view, and was just a lone ghost, watching over her kits helplessly. That would’ve added to the relief the reader (and Pebbleshine) feel when Alderpaw and Needlepaw show up.
But honestly, compared to other books, this was fantastic.I give Pebbleshine’s kits 8 unexpected road trips out of 10. Summary is here, or found on my carrd. Thanks for reading with me!
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[Image Descriptions: Three digital drawings of the characters Mothwing, Tree, and Pebbleshine from the Warrior Cats books. Mothwing is a yellow cat, Tree is a yellow and orange cat, and Pebbleshine is a white cat with brown patches and green eyes. Pebbleshine is in the first image, laying down with her head on her paws. She has a sad look on her face. Under her are small pieces of moss and a few leaves. Above her “Pebbleshine’s Kits” is written. Mothwing is in the second image, and only one of her paws is shown, holding out a brown moth wing. In the background is green. Above the moth wing “Mothwing’s Secret” is written. Tree is in the last image and is curled up. Above him are tree roots, with one stretching down to Tree. Around him is dirt and a few rocks, and above him “Tree’s Roots” is written. End Description.]
A Warrior’s Spirit (2020)
Reading Pebbleshine's Kits, sobbing
Fidgetflake to assure u I’m not ded just slightly unmotivated
Title: A Warrior’s Spirit
Characters: Tree, Pebbleshine, Mothwing
she has a puppy firend!! they're besties!! i've always wanted cat n dog friends in wc ngl. haven't read the book she's in, but i love her already <33
gotta make sure she's not too similar to my Spiderleg or Ravenpaw designs later lol
If Pebbleshine decided to be a ghost on earth to stay with her kits, then when Twigpaw was trying to find her mother, she was right beside her the whole time.
And she might have also been there when Violetpaw was unemotional about Twigpaw’s news of her being dead.
(Suggested by Cindrr https://youtube.com/channel/UC5DywKDbb_1G8F4dzQDpkYA)
I like the pose and angle I went with. I think she looks cute! You can simplify the spots by making them bigger.
I haven’t read Pebbleshine’s Kits or Hawkwing’s Journey so I have no idea what she is like. I only drew this because Cindrr suggested it lol.