The book for review is “Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey” by Dion Leonard. It falls in the genre of juvenile nonfiction, animals and general.
Meet our author Dion who is a long distance runner. At the start of the novel the scene is the Gobi Desert in China where the temperature can reach up to 120 degrees. Dion is hoping to do well. He wants to place in the top three but the competition is tough.
The first day goes well for him as he feels confidence starting to fill his mind. The next day he has company but not of the human kind. A small brown-yellowish dog starts to run with him keeping step by step enjoying the run with him. Dion doesn’t know where this dog has come from or who it belongs to but he enjoys the company.
The terrain is ragged and any wrong move can prove serious for any of the competitors. It doesn’t take long for Dion and newly named Gobi to become partners for this race. Gobi sleeping with Dion at night and quite happy about it.
Dion decides he wants to keep Gobi as he has grown an attachment to her. He makes arrangements after the race to bring her from China to his home in Scotland. But that is where crap hits the fan. While Dion and his wife knows it will take a bit of time with the paperwork and needing to quarantine Gobi. He sets up for it to get done with people he met while in China and also with his contacts. One day he learns that Gobi is missing and no one knows where she is.
This is a great book for the genre of juvenile nonfiction. I read the book fast only because it was wanting me to know what happened, how it happened and how did it end. This is a really enjoyable book.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.