This MG story was a real stretch for me. It’s somewhat sweet, but you’ll definitely have a hard time suspending disbelief with this one.
The ending is meh. The book is constructed to be symbolic and pull at your heartstrings, rather than be truly realistic or factual. And that’s okay, but since it didn’t inspire that much emotion in me, the little crap that just doesn’t add up bothered me.
I am not always great with animal books, so the indifference could be partially me. However, I just don’t think this lives up to the hype. Give me WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS any day over this.
Book 297 read in 2018