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What I’ve Been Reading #119

Friday, April 8, 2016


Another book my mom gave me to read, The Mountaintop School for Dogs by Ellen Cooney was entertaining for awhile, but slowed down towards the end – which is the opposite of most books I read! I did love that the dogs are characters in the book who are just as intriguing as the human characters – and one of them was even a Scottish Terrier!

“The Sanctuary is a refuge for strays and rescued dogs. Evie has joined a training program there, though she knows almost nothing about animals. Like the greyhound who won’t move, the Rottweiler with attitude problems, or the hound who might be a candidate for search-and-rescue, Evie has a troubled past. But as they all learn, no one should stay prisoner to a life she didn’t choose. Heartfelt and hilarious in turn, this is a deeply moving story of the countless ways in which humans and canines help each other find new lives, new selves, and new hope.”

While I liked the stories about the dogs and their rescues, I felt that there was something missing to the story overall, like a conclusion or a spin to tie everything together. I definitely wanted to know more about the characters and I think deeper insight into the main characters and their pasts would have been helpful in making this book even more meaningful.

What have you been reading lately?