Rating: High Three
Who I'd Recommend to: fans of Erin Hunter's Survivor series, and people who enjoy stories that are action packed and non-stop.
Fav Quote: "You have a chip in you? Like a potato chip? How? Did you eat one?" (Rocky after hearing that Max had a microchip in him).
Summary (from Amazon):
A science experiment gone horribly awry has granted Max, Rocky, and Gizmo the unique ability to read and understand human words. Armed with this know-how, they continue to journey south, on the lookout for beacons planted by a trusted friend's owner -- beacons that promise to lead the trio to their people.
When the companions reach the ocean's edge, they find a free-spirited beachfront community. Reunited with long-lost friends (and introduced to a new delicacy -- cat kibble), Max, Rocky, and Gizmo gain the motivation they need to keep going. But danger lies ahead. . . . As their travels take them deep into the spooky swampland, can they discover what's driven the humans away? Or have they finally reached the end of the long road?