Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommendation: 10 and up

This book appealed to me because it was about dogs. I love dogs of any kind and think I would like any book about dogs.

This book was also an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley.

Almost Perfect

Benny is a teenager who goes to a therapeutic school. He has autism but it isn’t that noticeable.

Benny has always wanted a dog. When his father marries another woman who is really rich, Benny thinks that he will finally be able to get a dog. But turns out that Benny was wrong. His stepmother hates him a lot so he isn’t even sure if he can gain her affection, much less a dog.

Then something happens. Benny meets Bess, a former dog trainer and breeder. Bess has always wanted to take a dog to the Westminster Dog Show but she has never given a dog a chance.

When Benny meets Bess, he convinces her to let him train a dog for a chance to become someone and make his real mother, who has a drug problem, feel proud of him.

The dog shows bring a second chance. For Benny and for Bess.

Will they win it?

If you’d like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Almost Perfect