People aren’t the only ones who can be clever, intelligent, and witty. In this brilliant novel, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’ Brien, Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse, works hard to support her four children, Teresa, Martin, Timothy, and Cynthia. However, when Timothy falls ill, her plans to move to their summer house before the fields gets plowed are completely destroyed. Torn between staying in their home until he gets better, or going while he’s still sick, Mrs. Frisby is led to the Rats of NIMH, a group of extremely brilliant rats who can help solve her problem fairly easily. Mrs. Frisby would go through anything to save her children, but keeping them alive will take a lot more than she thought. Love, bravery, and cleverness are all a part of the plan.
I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book. The characters were so witty, so clever, and they were hilarious. I loved how the author made the characters seem so much like people; they talked, they ate dinner as a family, they went to meetings, and they were SO smart! The book also ends in suspense, which really leaves me wanting more and it also gives me a chance to imagine what might have happened. I was never bored while reading, and the story takes an unexpected twist as more secrets are revealed. I could read this over and over again; it amazed me.
In this paragraph, I was told to answer: to whom would you recommend this book? This is tricky because this novel isn’t all that hard to read, but even advanced readers would enjoy the story. So, I would say that anyone who thirsts for books with lots of adventure should read this. I really loved Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.