Angelo's Journey: A Border Collie's Quest for Home by Leland Dirks is a heart-warming story about Angelo, the Border Collie's journey away from his home for over a month - as told to the author.
As some of the lower ranked reviews have already stated, the first couple of chapters have parts that may shock people - dogs get hit by cars, a dog gets hit with a wrench, a man threatens to shoot a dog. Please do not let this stop you from reading a well-told tale of love lost and love regained that ends in triumph over tragedy.
Because I live in a rural area, I know all too well that there are (worthless) people who would harm animals. I see it all too often out here in the country in "anytown" USA. So for me, the narrative in the first pages of the book was not only necessary, but painted a realistic view of the plight of many animals in the United States today. It brought to light the (possible) horrors that Angelo had to endure, to show that there was trouble at every turn and to show that Angelo needed to get home and away from the tragedies of some of the people in the book.
I especially liked how each chapter (journal entry) was about a different place that Angelo (may have) traveled and about people Angelo (may have) interacted with. By the end of the book, for me, there was so much emotion wrapped up in the story that I was relieved to see a happy ending. Also, the extras at the back of the book were an added bonus and the photos of Angelo were just beautiful.
The author's writing style is warm and inviting and pulls you in from the very beginning and keeps you turning the page to see what happens next.
This is the first book I have read from this author and can honestly say that it will not be my last. I recommend this book for dog lovers and anyone who enjoys a well-written tale with a happy ending.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1461169305
- 条形码: 9781461169307
- 商品尺寸: 12.7 x 0.7 x 20.3 cm
- 商品重量: 122 g
- ASIN: 1461169305
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