Saturday, June 18, 2016

Book Review: The Pug List: A Ridiculous Little Dog, a Family Who Lost Everything, and How They All Found Their Way Home by Alison Hodgson

If you love dogs, and most people I know love them, then this book is definitely a must read for you. It details the story of a family that had their home destroyed by an arsonist in the middle of the night and who find that the most healing influence in their lives comes from a pug, who is not well behaved, nor obedient, nor particularly appealing, but does wonders to restore the lives of the family members to something akin to normalcy.
Even though the title and the cover image suggest a book focused on a dog, this is not the case. While the dog is central to the changes that the family sees occurring in their lives, the story itself is focused on the family making changes for the better because of a dig, but not focused on the dog. Similar to a person that explains positive changes in their lives to religion will not write a book focused on religion, but on the positive changes in their lives, this book is describing how the family healed after the devastating loss of their house, but without having the dog be the center of the book.
I found this book interesting and entertaining. At times the references to religion and Christianity can become more of a distraction than an added facet that really contributes to the story, but overall the book was well written and the story a good reminder that in the darkest hour can sometimes come from the unlikeliest of places.
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed is solely my own and has not been influenced by any third party.

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