|Dog Boy by Eva Hornung|
As I put the book down and reeled my thoughts back from storyland, I felt dissatisfied as though something was missing. There were many questions in my mind, questions that would never be fulfilled because I seek answers that don't exist. How will we ever know what lies in the mind of others, of dogs?
The ending wasn't much of a happy ending. Romochka yearned for a different life, but he was torn between two worlds and he felt that choosing one meant letting go of the other. It was sad and surreal. In the pages is a boy who knew only what he knew and I found myself mentally screaming at him to make what I think is the 'right' choice.
Time and time again, humans have proven themselves to be vermin of the earth. We take comfort in the belief that we live a good life and we assume that we can provide a 'better life' for others. Who is to say who is wealthy (figuratively) and who is not? For all you know, animals untouched by us life a more fulfilled life.
I mean seriously, how fulfilled do you feel working your overweight ass off, stalking people on facebook, going about with menial things...?
Anyway, I love survival stories or post-apocalyptic stories eg. Hunger Games, Uglies trilogy. I've recently ordered Life as We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer. If you've got any similar books to share, drop me a comment below! Thanks and happy reading :)