Pax, by Sarah Pennypacker

February 28, 2017

Review by Dhruv Jhaveri

Imagine having a fox as your best friend. You play with it, feed it, and have all kinds of adventures with it. Until you are forced to get rid of it by setting it into the wild. That is the story of Peter’s life. Seems pretty bad right? Well, it gets even worse when his father goes to war and he realizes that his fox is probably dead because it was tame and doesn’t know how to survive in the wild. But, Peter still heads out to find his fox, Pax, and bring him home because they are inseparable or the buddhist concept “Two but not two.” Peter also does not want to lose another person or animal, just like how he lost his mother. Will Peter find Pax? Will Pax be dead or alive? Read the book to find out.

I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars because it was well written and had tons of meaning. For example, in the end when Peter finally finds Pax, but then realizes Pax was always meant to live in the wild, Peter learns that Pax and his mother will always be with him, in his heart. Even if they are not present. But, I also did not enjoy this book because it was a slow book and not as action packed as other books I like to read. I would recommend this book to people who like to read books that involve nature and are fantasy.


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