Pax by Sara Pennypacker
“I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace.”
Pax is a beautfully written story of friendship and determination. Twelve year old Peter has been inseparable from his pet fox, Pax, since he rescued him as a kit. When facing the onset of war he is forced to abandon his beloved pet in the wild, before going to stay with his grandfather.
The bond of friendship proves too strong and Peter is soon sets off on a desperate mission to be reunited with his pet. Told from both the perspective of Peter and Pax, the writer weaves a story of adventure, heartbreak and resilience.
Many reviews have described ‘Pax’ as a masterpiece and I would have to agree. Each chapter is beautifully crafted and challenges the reader to consider things from a new perspective.