Sunday, 31 August 2014

Book Review - Surviving Henry by Erin Taylor Young

Publisher's blurb: Sometimes you seek out love. And sometimes it broadsides you.

You don't always know what you're getting into when you bring home a puppy. You hope for laughs and cuddles, long walks and a wagging tail. And sometimes you get . . . Henry.

Henry is a boxer who suffers from Supreme Dictator of the Universe Syndrome. He vandalizes his obedience school, leaps through windows, cheats death at every turn, and generally causes his long-suffering owner Erin Taylor Young to wonder what on earth she did wrong that God would send this dog to derail her life.

But this rogue torpedo of a dog wasn't sent to torment his owner--well, not just to torment her. Through all the hair-pulling and questioning of her own sanity, Erin learns something very powerful from Henry, a dog who brings new meaning to the concept of unconditional love.

Through his laugh-out-loud antics and jaw-dropping escapades, Henry will careen into your life and steal your heart.

My review: Let me preface this by saying we got our new puppy Bentley just before I read this book. So I understand new puppies. 

I have got to say Henry is a wee bit neurotic but more than that, I think his owners need training. Some of the things that his owner tried are downright ridiculous. I mean who ties a dog to a scooter?! Who buys a dog a life jacket (and complains about the price) but NEVER puts the dang thing on the dog?! You cannot blame the dog for that. It made for laughable reading to begin with then I just started thinking that the owner needed to go to school instead of the dog. I am sure many parts were embellished for the book but honestly, it got to the point where I didn't want to read anymore about the crazy dog or his crazier owner. I did finish the book but would probably not recommend it to others.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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