Thursday, May 16, 2019

Review: The Wonder of Lost Causes by Nick Trout

The Wonder of Lost Causes
by Nick Trout

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 464
Format: book
Buy the Book: HarperCollins

Goodreads:  Dr. Kate Blunt will do anything for her son, Jasper. Well, almost anything. Since Jasper has the incurable lung disease cystic fibrosis, Kate’s always told him he couldn’t get a dog. It’s a tough call, but she’s a single mom taking care of a kid who fights for every breath he takes. The daily medical routine that keeps Jasper alive is complicated enough. Worse still, Kate’s personal resolve runs contrary to her work as the veterinarian in charge of a Cape Cod animal shelter, where she is on a mission to find forever homes for dogs in desperate need.

The scarred, mistreated wreck of a dog that turns up doesn’t stand a chance. Named Whistler, he’s too old, too ugly. But the dog forms an instantaneous bond with Jasper. Whistler never makes a sound, yet he speaks to Jasper in a myriad of mysterious ways. The clock’s ticking, the dog’s future hangs in the balance, and Jasper would do anything to find him a home; but Whistler has chosen them—for a reason.

Kritters Thoughts:  This book had me at boy and dog on cover!  I am a dog mom of three and I can't help but love a book where a dog can more than rescue a family and help them recover from whatever it is that is bothering them.  

Dr. Kate Blunt is a veterinarian and works at a shelter where the hope is to get each dog adopted within 14 days.  While holding down a full time job, she is also a single mom to Jasper who has been battling cystic fibrosis since a very young age - medications, treatments and hospital stays rule their lives in the hopes that he can keep fighting the disease well into his adulthood.  

With alternating chapters between Kate and Jasper, I loved seeing their lives through both sets of eyes.  I especially loved Jaspers because seeing the world through kids lenses is always entertaining.  I loved reading how Jasper viewed his disease and how it impacted his daily life and his thoughts about his own future at such a young age.  

Without the epilogue, this book wouldn't have been half as good for me.  I appreciated the author including the epilogue so the reader gets the satisfying ending - no spoilers!! 

I have not read all of Nick Trout's books, but I need to get caught up!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I know some people aren't fans of them, but I really LOVE a good epilogue! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, thanks for being on the tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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