This book is truly a book to remember. Meet Squirrel, a sweet stray mutt. Her life as a pup is simple and not bad, she has her mother and her brother Bone, that’s all she needs… But life doesn’t stay simple forever, we all have or will go through that storm that is change… Squirrel is forever separated from her mother and brother, she is alone… But will she always be alone, lost in the tide of endless change? Well that’s for you to find out.
A Dog’s Life isn’t a book to shake off and forget! It truly is something that spoke to me and even now I remember it… A Dog’s Life really tells you what life is like for a dog that may not be as lucky as other dog’s… This book made my heart beat, break, and feel like hope and love was stronger than anything. Lessons are in all books even little kids books, you just have to look. What meaning does this book have? Once again only you can decide that.
I feel like Squirrel, as the character is very much like a dog who is sweet, quiet, and is like most dogs, all she needs is a good owner and a good home… Dogs aren’t the only ones who can go through a rougher lifestyle like Squirrel, cats, humans, horses, and other domestic animals can go through tough lives like this… If people only took a moment to stop, think, or maybe even read a book like this, then maybe less creatures would suffer…
In conclusion, A Dog’s Life is a simple but very important, heart touching book. The school library has the book and also another one that goes through Squirrel’s brother Bone’s story, Everything for a Dog, and it doesn’t matter what order you read them in. Both of these books have good lessons and meanings to look at! So what are you doing still reading this? Go read!
~Emily J Dietz