Claws is by Dan Greenburg. Fourteen-year-old Cody runs away from his home in New York City and an abusive mother. He ends up working at a tiger ranch in Texas. He is enjoying his job and decides to help out his boss who has been accused of murdering her missing brother. Cody finds his inner strength to stand up to the tigers and his mother. Boys will enjoy this story even though the ending is a little weak.
Ratings: 6th grade - 7 out of 10.