Description: This is a unique book devoted to helping grieving pet owners realize that they are not alone when mourning the loss of a beloved animal companion.
Purpose: The author's purpose was to create a book "that would really help people who ... were suffering from the loss of their animal friend." Many of the books on pet loss are designed to give people the facts that they may need to begin coping with their grief. Since everyone grieves differently, I believe that the author's objectives are very worthy, and that her unique book will be of great comfort to many people.
Audience: This book is written for anyone who has suffered the loss of a beloved animal friend. The author and the many contributors to this book are credible authorities on the emotions encountered with pet loss. Their true stories will touch and comfort many people who are seeking resolution regarding their own feelings of sadness and loss. Many people will find comfort in simply not being alone in the intensity of their own emotions.
Features: I love the cover of the book. I found it to be soft and comforting to the touch. The layout of the book was simple and not overwhelming in structure, format, or length of each chapter good characteristics for a book with this subject matter. I like that the pages of the book do not tear stain.
Assessment: This is a unique and emotionally cathartic book that will help many people begin to cope with the loss of their animal friends. I would highly recommend that any store or library interested in serving the public carry this book.