Sunday, June 6, 2010

One Good Dog

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Book Review

One day I was reading an article about Susan Wilson, who was the author of this book. She had said that she had initially feared the pit bull but then learned more about how pit bulls are easily misconceived as they were initially by the author. At first, I though it was a true story but after I picked it up one day, I was pleasantly surprised to learn it was a novel.

This is a story with real heart. It manages to balance the fine line of telling a powerful story without getting overly sentimental. There are two protagonists, one is a human named Adam. The other is a pit bull who has no name until he meets Adam.

Adam is a successful businessman who's life changes in an instant when he makes a huge mistake at his job. The pit bull has been living as a fight dog when he is taken in by animal control. When their lives connect, that's where the true magic begins. Adam's story is narrated in the third person whereas the dog's story is told in the first person. This makes the life of the dog in the story more poignant and heartbreaking.

It is a story about friendship, redemption and starting fresh. The author really has created vivid characters and a realistic story. I would recommend this book for everyone ages 15 and up. This book gives a voice to one of the most neglected dog breeds in our modern day. You can find One Good Dog at any brick and mortar bookstore, online at places like Amazon or Barnes and Noble and at your local library.

Let's Discuss!

Have you ever had a misconception about a certain dog breed that surprised you once you learned more about them? Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?

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