A stellar tail… er… tale of forgiveness and acceptance wrapped in a mystery and the love of dogs.
Let me ask you… Have you ever felt insecure growing up? Avoiding potentially great friendships because of how it might look to others? Then learn how foolish all the worry and avoidance really is?
A Herd of Dogs Teach Many Things
A delightful read which had me rooting for all of the characters and recalling the days of self-discovery through elementary and middle school relationships. Heck, I still go through some of the stages these characters did. Both Trevor and Loyola are self conscious about their height but for opposite reasons. Careful not to be seen together for fear of exaggerating their statures and being ridiculed, the two grade six students go their separate ways until fate forces them together.
Both young adults took great pride in volunteering to help their community, Trevor and Loyola try to continue their secret pact of staying apart though circumstances being them close together and they both kind of like that. Trevor, born to a family of pilots who move often, begins to understand how easy it can be to plant seeds despite efforts to do otherwise.
Jessica Scott Kerrin, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, teaches us to embrace the moment and look past how comical some friendships can seem. She masterfully expresses the concerns a lot of young kids experience while teaching many lessons in an adorable way – through the love of dogs.
Walking 6 dogs together of all different breeds who loved one another no despite their different characteristics work together to teach us all a thing or two.
Thanks for reading,
author of Being Grateful, Being Thankful:: Appreciate Everything to Be Happy For Even The Rain Brings Rainbows, Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One, Blood Day: The Short Story and Arm Farm
* This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review
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