Friday, 18 September 2015

Oscar - D.L. Smith

                Oscar is a story that will tug at any animal lover’s heart strings. Told from the point of view of a newborn puppy who, along with his littermates, is left to die in the freezing cold. Although his siblings don’t make it, Oscar is lucky enough to be found by a little girl who gives him a lifelong home. Through some ups and downs and a steep learning curve for a family who have never owned a dog, Oscar’s story is a feel-good read that can be enjoyed by both old and young. My one problem with the story is that the wording seemed a little off, not very realistic, and a bit stilted. There was no flow to the writing which did distract from the story a bit. The dialogue was often a bit strange because people don’t really speak the way it was written in the book. I still liked the book because the story itself is so lovely and Oscar is brought to life with the author’s writing. I read the digital version of this book and it read well on my ereader. As for the cover, who wouldn’t love it with the sweet dog pictured on it!