Surprisingly good read considering the corny plot basis. I have to say “dog of a man turned into man of a dog” is certainly an idea many have entertained, but most cannot say they’ve read a novel based on that idea…and actually enjoyed it. Not being a dog person myself, I was even more skeptical. You start to enjoy the book when you actually look past the idea of it being about a dog, and see that it’s more about relationships and people. It’s about being given a second chance to see what you’ve been doing wrong and even better – a chance to fix it!
Wonderful “upstairs/downstairs” story! It was a little hard to get into it in the beginning, but once I did I simply couldn’t put it down. Perfect for avid followers of Downtown Abbey while we wait for the next season! My only disapointment about this book was that it ended. I would like to see what happens next!
I absolutely loved this book. The story was original and intriguing. I never would have guessed the ending, which is always a good thing. It had me spellbound all the way to the very end.
I honestly did not expect it to be as good as it was and now I’m so glad I didn’t pass it by.
I have waited more than a week to write a review on this book. I guess because mostly this book didn’t show me her world so much as open my eyes to the world of those that are living around me. There are countless children and families in similar situations.
While I did find her story inspiring in a sense, it was less in the “follow your dreams, anyone can do it” vein and more in the “have more understanding and compassion for the children who are subjected to horrible things these days” way. We tend to forget that children only learn a life they can see. They learn right from wrong at home. They learn what stable adulthood is at home. It’s really no wonder the world is full of less and less of those.