Title: Chester and Gus
Author: Cammie McGovern
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Release Date: April, 2017
This book is from a dog, Chester’s point of view, and is about him trying to find “his person.” Chester is a dog who wants to be a service dog but one thing stands in his way, he HATES loud noises and will run away if he hears something very loud. He gets matched with a family who has an autistic kid named Gus. There is one more problem: Gus never wants to pet Chester or be in the room with him so Chester has to find out how to do his job and try to overcome his fear of loud noises.
I like this book because it really tells a story about something that could happen in real life. I also like it because it is told from the dog’s point of view so you get to know what is going on in the dogs head and what he is thinking about all he has been through and what he thinks he needs to work on. The chapters in this book were really short so every time you finished one chapter then you would want to start another one. The chapters also ended with cliffhangers and that made you want to keep reading also.
This book is written by the same author who wrote Just My Luck and many other books that were really good. I would recommend this book to young readers between the ages 8-12 and to young readers who like fiction and or realistic fiction about animals. I hope you love this paw-some book!