Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tween Tuesday Review: Storm Watcher

Luke's always been afraid of storms, but it's gotten worse since his mother died from a freak lightning accident.  Now, his brothers are constantly teasing him. He can barely have a conversation with them. He's also not sure how to talk to his father anymore.

When he volunteers at a pet facility that breeds search and rescue dogs, he falls in love with a dog. It's a different type of dog than the kind his keeps, but it's the exact type of dog he was talking about with his mother before she died. The same type he wanted for his birthday - and it's still a search and rescue dog. His father won't speak about it.

The more he helps train the dogs, the more he thinks of owning this puppy. Can he change his father's mind?
My Thoughts: This book is different from other Maria V. Snyder books and I admit, it took me by surprise. But I wasn't surprised to find myself loving it. I felt for Luke - for all he's been through, for his guilt, and for the tough moments between him and his family. The family drama was both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I loved the moments between him and the dogs. I like his developing friendship with Megan. I found the search and rescue parts very interesting. A fantastic heartwarming tale about a boy and his quest for a dog.

Cover Thoughts: I like it
Source: BEA Arc
Publication Date: October

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9 comments:

Betsy Powell said...

This book sounds really cute! I'm actually terrified of storms myself, so it's cool to know there's book out there related to that--even if it's for MG.

Betsy Powell said...

This book sounds cute. I'm actually afraid of thunderstorms myself. It's neat to know there's a book out there related to that--even if it is MG. Sorry if this ends up being a double post.

Miranda Fink said...

I absolutely love Maria V Snyders books!

Miranda Fink said...

I absolutely love all of Maria V Snyders books! Cant wait for more!

Jess Day said...

Maria V. Snyder is actually probably my favorite Fantasy author!!

Tesska said...

Oh my goodness Maria V. Snyder is one of my favourite authors. I'm so excited to read this!

Claire Taylor said...

Synder's are fantastic and i love them all and by the sounds of it i'm going to love this one too

Eilatan said...

How exciting! I can't wait for the release! The first chapter was amazing!

Jessica said...

I've only read a few of her books, but I can't wait to read more! This book looks great!