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?