09 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts

The PS Brothers seems just like every other “we want a dog book”. Two brothers want a dog. Parents say we can’t afford it. Hilarity ensues. Well, if you judge it by it’s cover. Fortunately, there is a lot more to this book that you can tell just by what you see.

The book deals with two brothers that live in real poverty. Their father is in jail, there just isn’t enough money or food. This book could easily take place in any of the poverty stricken areas around my city or any city in America.

I recommend this book for dog lovers and for parents to share with they kids that might need an “eye opener”. The best things in life often need to be earned. Many sensitive topics are covered in this book, however, so I encourage parents to read it first to determine if it is right for their kids.

Russell and Shawn call themselves the PS Brothers: P is for poop, S is for scoop, and Brothers is because they’re best friends. Scooping poop is the fastest way to earn money to buy a puppy. These two are crazy about dogs. And they’re sure that once their puppy grows into a tough dog, no one will ever pick on them for being weak or poor again. Unfortunately, getting a puppy is not that easy. Russell and Shawn don’t count on uncovering a dog-fighting ring—and that can bust apart a dream faster than a dog can sniff out a bone.

But doing the right thing might still get them what they want—and maybe even more.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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