March 2014, O'Brien Press, 224 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Summary from The O'Brien Press
I knew Evie's story was good when the first chapter saw her fleeing security down a laund y/garbage shoot-the reason why that happens isn't discovered until the end, which was happily frustrating. Her voice is rather funny, even during the sadder moments. There are a tonne of those which made me cry (huge exaggeration quantity wise), it's touching when Evie thinks about her mother, how others grieved and how she grieves. She manages to find positives in her life to focus on. Being with Scott isn't a walk in the mark, but watching them get to know each other was so much fun: I cringed at the awkward parts ad on several occasions wanted to tell Evie how stupid she is being and she needs to give Scott more credit. Thankfully she realises this at the vital moments of the plot, which resulted in tissues being needed by both me and her.
Being with a vet is as fun as I'd hoped Evie would find it, barring the snake *shudders*. It was hard sitting through the crueler owners who didn't love their pets, but the amazing owners made up for that. There are heaps of funny incidents too. Evie makes more friends than she realises, who really pull through when she needs them -yes they are more tissue moments. I'm so looking forward to book 2 which sounds dramatic, especially with the bombshell that's dropped at the end!
Find out more on Sheila's website.
For another hilarious read which involves dogs is Kibble Talk by Cynthia L Port (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E)
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