This is a love story, about a child and a dog. The writing is competent, but not inspired. The story is a good one, a story that keeps the reader interested, but not quite glued to the page. I felt that the author could have done so much more with this, but for some reason did not. There were no obvious mistakes or glaring defects, just a creditable effort that failed to reach for greatness. I think most people will enjoy the book without being profoundly moved.
To set the parameters of my review: I know next to nothing about autism. My knowledge of this disorder is limited to the anecdotal, the various news items and studies that pass across our daily consciousness, this and that about autism being over diagnosed, that it may be caused by something in our food, or by various childhood vaccinations, and other such. I won't claim to hold strong opinions on any of this, as it has not been an area of research or particular interest to me. I have a couple of … more