I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and I do wish it had been a bit longer. I would have liked to know more about Marin and her story.
Book Blurb by Goodreads
Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
The writing is fantastic and the story was intriguing. Ozzie’s boyfriend, Tommy disappeared not only from his life but from everyone he knows memories. No one remembers Tommy and they all believe that Ozzie had an imaginary boyfriend. Also, Ozzie is noticing that the Universe is shrinking every day. Stars and planets are disappearing. This book kept me engaged because I wanted to find out if the universe was really disappearing, had Tommy ever existed, was it a conspiracy, or is Ozzie just plain crazy?There are so many interesting characters in this book that also kept the plot moving forward. I highly recommend this quirky fantasy read.
This is the perfect book for children to read and learn about the amazing dogs that have played a part in history. There are wonderful facts sprinkled throughout the book and colorful pictures to grab your attention. The author does a great job introducing the history of dogs and how they have been around and helped humans for hundreds and hundreds of years. Some of the chapters talk about specific dogs and how they have helped humans. For example, Seaman was the dog that helped Lewis and Clark on their expedition. One chapter talks about Buddy, one of the first service dogs to help the blind but the chapter also talks about how there are many types of service dogs now to help out humans. Other chapters talk about military dogs and their role through history helping American soldiers during combat. This book was very informative without being too wordy. I think kids will love this book and learn so much about how dogs play an important role in many of our lives.