Monday, October 11, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Oogy by Larry Levin

In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.




Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.  description taken from here.
 
 
I loved OOGY.  It was so moving and so very emotional for me.  I love all animals, no matter how "ugly", "scary", etc.  I am, plain and simple, an animal person.  It was almost difficult for me to look at the pictures both on the front and back of the book.  All I could think was 'that poor doggie'.  But, the book was good, and I recommend it to anyone who loves animals or just dogs. 
 
 
Giveaway!
 
Hachette is letting 2 of my lovely readers win their very own copy of OOGY!
 
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*I received a complementary copy of this book in order to write a real and honest review. I did not get paid for this post. All opinions are my own, unless otherwise stated.**

34 comments:

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this. I follow on GFC

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Linda Kish said...

I am looking forward to reading Oogy.

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StephTheBookworm said...

OMG this is on my wishlist! I love stories about animals.

+5 - I follow your other blog too.
+3 - I have one dog and three cats.

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Andrew said...

Sounds like a very moving story. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Andrew said...

I have one dog.

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I have one dog.

Andrew said...

I have one dog.

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