Friday, May 13, 2011

A Dog Named Slugger Review

  • Author: Leigh Brill
  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (April 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780984325658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984325658
  • ASIN: 0984325654
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Reading is a passion of mine.  My mother has always been a huge reader and I admit that watching her read was a huge influence on my.  I'm even happier to admit that my daughter, Future FBI, has the same passion.  When I was offered the the chance to review A Dog Named Slugger, I was very happy to do it!  

The book is grabbed my attention from the beginning!  Who could bypass the tag line which reads, "The true story of the friend who changed my world," without stopping to check it out?  Leigh presents this inspiring story to us with all the love and dedication of someone discussing their human friends.  It is obvious from the beginning that this story was going to touch my heart.  The book chronicles the life of Leigh, who was born with congenital cerebral palsy, and the physical and emotional challenges she faced everyday.  She was at a point where she really needed some help and through a brochure a friend had, she learned about Carine Canine Companions who helped Leigh unite with Slugger!  It was not an easy road for the two of them, but with patience, lots of practice and of course, positive rewards, the two of them developed a powerful partnership and love!  

Prior to reading this book, I did not know a lot about canine companions or service animals of any kind.  After reading, I have developed a new respect for the animals and for their human companions.  This book is a must read for anyone interested in the subject, animal lovers, or anyone else who is looking for an inspiring, heart warming read!

A Dog Named Slugger is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at many other reputable stores.  It is also available on Kindle.

Disclosure:  This book was given to me free of charge to review.  I was not required to write a positive review and no monetary compensation was received.  All opinions stated are my own!

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