Today I’m reviewing A Dog Like Daisy by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
Goodreads Description: Max meets A Dog Called Homeless in this sweet and poignant middle grade novel told from the humorous, thoughtful perspective of a rescued pit bull as she trains to be a service dog for an injured veteran and his family.
Daisy has only ten weeks to prove her usefulness or else be sent back to the pound. Yet if she goes back, who will protect Colonel Victor from his PTSD attacks? Or save the littler human, Micah, from those infernal ear muzzles he calls earphones? What if no one ever adopts her again?
Determined to become the elite protector the colonel needs, Daisy vows to ace the service dog test. She’ll accept the ridiculous leash and learn to sit, heel, shake, even do your business, Daisywhen told to. But Daisy must first learn how to face her own fears from the past or risk losing the family she’s so desperate to guard—again
First off I’d like to say that this book had me in tears throughout the book, Daisy’s past and her traumas are so real and so heartbreaking that I couldn’t help it.
My favorite thing about the book is that it’s told in Daisy’s perspective and seeing how she thought and felt about the things going on around her was interesting. Daisy is so sweet and kind you can’t help but love her. And as a pitbull owner I may be biased but Pitbulls are the best dogs you’ll ever find.
Favorite Characters: Daisy and Smaug
Rating: 5 Stars!
Recommended for: Everyone! This book is technically Middle Grade but older kids and adults will enjoy this tearjerker.
This is a relatively short book (like 170 pages) and the pacing was pretty fast so anyone can read this in one or two sittings. I think this would be a good book for parents to read along with their kids and/or teens.