House of Tribes by Garry Kilworth

Pedlar is told by ancestral voices that he is destined to go on a journey and leave the Hedgerow, that he is the chosen one. Moved by this, Pedlar leaves for a distant country known as The House. On his arrival he discovers many warring tribes that occupy The House, and they are on a mission to drive out the humans.

This book was really funny, I now have a new found respect for mice, I think If I find one in my house I'll just give it some food and set it free. The best thing about this house is that it is written from the perspective of a mouse. And the way the author uses his imagination to try and see the world as mice do is really amazing. No one ever thinks about those little creatures, we all just want them out of our way. The book follows Pedlar's story, there are some chapters where other mice take over, but it all connects to Pedlar, and his journey. Not all the characters are well developed, but it's a quick book, and it's about a lot of mice, so that really isn't a big problem. What I didn't like about it was that we get so much background information, and evens leading up to the Great Nudnik Drive, that the actual Drive wasn't all that impressive, and I didn't really like the ending either. What would have been wrong with mice mating for life. I think that would have been a much cuter ending.  Overall the book is a good read, I don't know if I would recommend it to everyone, but if you're bored and need a fun read this book will make you laugh, especially at the beginning.