Saturday, June 11, 2016

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

Jonathan doesn't know what to do with his life.  He's a random kind of guy, says whatever passes through his mind.  He's not very focused.  A friend got him a job and he hates it, but he's not looking for anything else.  His girlfriend proposes because they can get a free wedding out of it and he agrees because he thinks it's time for him to do something like that.  And he does love her, doesn't he?  He's not sure...

Viking and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 5th.

All I have to say is thank God for the dogs!  Jonathan's brother leaves his two dogs with him since he has to go to work in Dubai.  Jonathan is not sure about it, but the dogs are.  They work on training him as a human.  They get walked, fed, petted and even sleep with him.  And they nudge him in the direction they want him to go.

Jonathan is a weak person who has to learn who he is before he can meet someone's expectations.  He calls the upcoming wedding a funeral.  It gets worse.

One of the dogs plays matchmaker which is really cute.  Animals really do things like that.  By the end of the story, the dogs almost have Jonathan in line to move on in the world.  He needed help and he got it, by accident. 

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