I broke my number one rule reading Lily and the Octopus, written by Steven Rowley.
But if like me, you’re a pet owner, pet lover, believer in love, compassion, a dreamer, someone that will go to the ends of the earth to protect the one you love, then you too must break all the rules, sit yourself down and take in this wonderful, beautifully written story.
Lily and the Octopus is not at all what I imagined it to be. Don’t judge a book by the cover – don’t judge this book by its title. Within reading the first few pages, the title becomes clear.
Steven Rowley is every pet parent, he’s every person that has loved and lost and thought he could never do it again, he’s me, and he’s you.
I too have fought with this Octopus. I couldn’t have described it better myself.
Lily and the Octopus is not a child’s story. It’s not “just” a story for pet lovers or pet owners. It’s a story for anyone battling with the difficult decision of letting go of the one you love, opening yourself up to love again, and learning that it is possible.
You will be taken to places you can only imagine; experience love and loss; feel the compassion; want to join in the fight and battle with all your might; you will cry, but you WILL smile again.
Lily and the Octopus written by Steven Rowley is a must read! The book will be available for purchase June 7, 2016.
Note: You may asks what is my number one rule I broke reading this book? I never read a book that won’t end well for the dog (pet). But this book is so much more.
Disclaimer: I have not been paid for the review of the book Lily and the Octopus. I was given the book by Simon & Schuster Canada to read and I made the decision to write this review. This post is my honest review of the book and all opinions are my own.