A puppy called Aero by Joshua Burt, Liam Creed
I’m sure, were you to ask anyone about their first memory, it would be something quite sweet.
This is not my usual sort of book. But I guess one of the perks of working in a public library means that you can grab something on impulse just because it crossed your desk. Whatever the reason was I started reading this book, which meant that unless it was atrocious I was most likely going to finish. And finish I did, so you can work it out for yourself.
Course a book not being atrocious isn’t really a recommendation now is it?
And the book itself isn’t great. It’s okay, but then again it was written by a 17 year old boy/man/youth. So I wasn’t really expecting a lot. The fact that he had help from someone who writes for The Sun means I was expecting less. But it reads easy enough. The problem is that Liam’s problems aren’t that bad. So his recovery isn’t really that gripping.
That sounds a bit harsh. What I mean is that Liam’s ADHD causes huge problems for him and his family, but he never really delves into them. This isn’t that sort of a book. Thank god, I hate those “woe is me” biogs that are out at the moment, but it does mean that at times it feels like Creed is avoiding the issue. He isn’t of course, he’s just not baring all, and why should he. This isn’t really about that aspect of his life. It is about how he realised ho he could improve his life. And the lives of his family and friends.
Plus the whole puppy thing is cute and the work that Canine Partners do is great. So overall I enjoyed the book, but I’m not recommending it to anyone as a great work of literature. Not by a long shot but that won’t stop anyone enjoying either.