Star - Book Review
Tom Peters crafted a moving, educational animal
adventure story in his novel Star. This is a dog-lover's fiction
- written for a young adult audience. Any young person who
loves animals, or wants to own a dog should read this book.
Without preaching, Tom enlightens humans to the plight of
dogs. He brings understanding to how they see things and
why they behave the way they do. The most moving moral to
the story for me was shown through the main character (a
dog named Star) whose owners had school, work, play and
friends - while Star has only them. It really puts their world
into perspective. I was torn and sorrowed by the incidents in
the kennel and animal shelter. If I have not been donating
enough to these shelters before, I will most certainly
endeavor do so now.
Star is a courageous, loving lab-rottweiler cross who goes
through many adventures from being 'rescued' from a
puppy mill, abandoned in a forest, being stolen by a trucker
and used by jewelry thieves. Star ensures a place in the
readers heart through his self-less rescue of a little boy and
his generous, loving heart.
I do not think a reader could put down this book without
being moved by the great heart that Star displayed
repeatedly. There are many lessons here for young adults
from the dangers in the world, to the plight of pets and the
strength of love.
Author: Tom Peters
Publisher: Tree Side Press.
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.
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