Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “A Dog’s Hope” by Casey Wilson, March 6, 2020
Casey Wilson, Author of “A Dog’s Hope” has written a memorable, poignant, and captivating novel that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The Genre for this novel is Fiction. The timeline is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes the characters as flawed and troubled, as well as complex and complicated. (except for the dog)
I have often wondered if we pick the dog or if the dog chooses us. In this story, Toby, an angry and troubled boy meets a dog that he names “Buddy”. Buddy walks him to school, and watches him play ball, and is always at his side. It seems Buddy senses what to do to make his owner happy. Yes, Buddy shares his thoughts with us. Buddy is loyal, hopeful, supportive and loving.
I appreciate that the author discusses important issues such as PSDT, divorce, bullying, anger, support, love and hope. This is a well-written book that vividly describes the unconditional love and support of a boy and his dog. In this book, the author brings up forgiveness, second chances, and the importance of family and friends. I would highly recommend this novel.