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Dull at first, but picked up
on August 7, 2007
I am a HUGE animal person and own a black lab, so I was really excited about this book. However, I had a lot of trouble getting into it. I had trouble really identifying with the characters and I thought some parts of the book were just plain weird.
Then, about halfway through the book, it really picked up and I enjoyed it a lot. It became much more of a page-turner after that.
I thought Sheehan's writing was just OK. Nothing spectacular, but it wasn't bad either. Like I said, I had trouble with the characters at first, but eventually fell to love them. And of course, she did a great job making the reader fall in love with the dog. I would like to have read more about the dog and things that he did.
Overall, this was just an average book. I would not necessarily recommend it to someone out of the blue, but I also would not flat-out discourage them from reading it.