by Cammie McGovern
Today's review is by my son, Joshua Hunt. Josh and I read books together every day, Monday through Friday. Since I homeschool, I'm allowed to place emphasis on reading, comprehension and the least favorite for him:
Chester and Gus, by Cammie McGovern
Review by Joshua Hunt
Chester and Gus is a great book, written from Chester the dog's point of view. He wants to be a service dog, but he has failed the qualifying test. Instead of going for the test again, the trainers decide to give him to family instead. It's because of someone special that makes Chester feel he has found his 'person'.
Gus is an autistic boy in middle school . He doesn't talk much and doesn't have many friends. Wanting to help, Gus's parents get him a dog. From there, a bond is made that brings the best out of both a boy and his dog.
The story of Chester and Gus was very funny, because it wasn't told like normal stories are told. A lot came from Chester and that made it fun and interesting. I loved hearing what was on his mind. I also liked how it made me feel. It also made me want a dog.
I agree with Josh about Chester and Gus. It's a heart-felt story and anyone, young or old would enjoy it. Most of the characters in the story are autistic, but it's Gus who needs help the most, which is why the story is so important to share. Sometimes the underdog gets the dog and the victory! I also found that my son gained a greater appreciation and understanding on autism.
By the way, this is Joshua's actual book report. How do you think he did? Leave us a message!
Cheers! I'm off to the next read!
Chester and Gus
Harper Collins, April 2017
Children, Special Needs, Middle Grade
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