“This gem of a book, the last from the author, is a treat for readers ages 8 and up. All Hal has ever wanted was a dog, a companion in the dreary, high class world his parents have created. Dogs are too messy, too much trouble, according to Hal's mother. To appease Hal his parents rent a dog for the weekend and fail to share with Hal the time limit. Enter Kayley, the caretaker at the dog rental store, and her sister Pippa, who assist Hal with his rescue. As the plot unfolds the reader meets a cast of characters, including five rental dogs who long for their own place in the world. Speeding along to a satisfying conclusion, this wonderful novel reminds you that a simple story, well told, is a gift.”
Lisa C wrote this review Monday, June 4, 2012.