If you love animal books, particularly those about dogs, youâ€™ll probably love ROAM by Alan Lazar. A curious dog roams too far from his â€œGreat Loveâ€ (master) and just keeps roaming, encountering many different types of people along the way, always remembering his Great Love.Â Itâ€™s a darling story, and people who love animals usually are suckers for darling animal stories. Iâ€™m one of those people.
Â How could it be any other way, though? The story is told from the dogâ€™s perspective just as was another book before it, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein. That book, too, sounds like a storybook.
Â Since I was 8 years old I havenâ€™t liked books that sounded like storybooks. But thatâ€™s just me. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN was and still is popular with many other people, and ROAM should be for the same reasons.
Â So ROAM gets four stars for the suckers for animal books.