Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Dog Called Homeless

A Dog Called Homeless
by Sarah Lean

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Synopsis:  When Cally Fisher says she sees her dead mother, no one believes her.  The only other living soul who sees Cally's mom is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mom appears.  And when Cally stops talking-what's the point if no one is listening?-how will she convince anyone that her mom is still with them or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog is their last link with her?

A Dog Called Homeless is the gentle and touching story of how one girl's friendship with a homeless dog can mend a family's heart.
from the back of the book

Review: This book was quite unexpectedly emotional.  I an't remember how many times I teared up while reading this book thinking about how Cally must feel about missing her mother and not having anyone to talk to about her mother.  Her sadness and desperation to be heard really got to me.  I kept imagining a child sitting lonely waiting for someone to talk to her about her mom and my heart just broke for her.  Her father was clearly going through a hard time too but seemed to have no compassion for his daughter.  Cally is able to find friendship in unexpected people and they help her realize what she needs.  This is definitely a great read and one that kids will enjoy.

Rating: 4 stars

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