When Cody is 14, he runs away from home, leaving behind his abusive mother, and flees across the country. He doesn’t stop until he hits Texas and the Sam Houston Tiger Ranch. Under the guidance of Sunny, the ranch’s owner, he cares for the animals in ways he never imagined. He feeds them a diet of raw, bloody meat. He cleans out their cages. He takes them for exercise. He finds out how to get a tiger to back down, and when he should back down himself. But there is another lesson Cody has to learn—sometimes people are harder to handle than tigers.
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CLAWSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Fourteen-year-old Cody is not afraid of anything. Certainly not the big cats at the Texas tiger farm where he has found a job and a hiding place. He likes Sunny, the owner, and his work with the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JRlibrary - LibraryThing
A fourteen year old boy runs away from a psychologically abusive mother and ends up working at a tiger ranch in Texas where he cleans cages and cuts carcasses to feed to the big cats. Surprisingly ... Read full review