Book Review: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Rats of NIMH, #1)
by Robert C. O’Brien
5 out of 5 stars
Mrs. Frisby’s son is sick in bed, and cannot be moved. But the farmer is coming to plow up the field where they live as soon as the frost has left the ground. Mrs. Frisby goes to the rats to ask for help, and discovers the secret past of the rats of NIMH.

I just love this book more and more every time I read it. It’s so interesting to find out about the rats and how they live and their past history. The whole world-building of the society of all the animals who live around the farm and in the woods is fascinating. I love stories about mice because they are so little. Who doesn’t love a good under-dog story?

Mrs. Frisby is such a wonderful main character, because she is timid and frightened, but can also be incredibly brave when she has to be. She does amazing things, and takes risks in order to save her children. She is intelligent and warm-hearted. I just love her personality and her sweetness!

There is something so charming about the writing style. It really draws you in and pulls you into the suspense. With just a few sentences, you truly care about each of the characters, and it really matters to you what happens to them. No wonder this book won a Newberry award!

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