Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Audience: Adults, Older Teens
Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up.
When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan's world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.
A funny, wise romantic comedy set in Manhattan, Jonathan Unleashed is a story of tangled relationships, friendships, and dogs. Rosoff’s novel is for anyone wondering what to be when they grow up, and how on earth to get there.
What a cute book. Jonathan Unleashed wasn’t perfect, but it was so nice to read a light story that was written well and taken seriously at the same time. I enjoyed the silliness of the humans’ situations and how they related to the dogs. Everything came together at the end, and it was well-constructed on the way there.