Summary: Wounded Warrior Luis Carlos Montalvan finds healing in the companionship of his service dog Tuesday.
My rating: 5/5
I really enjoyed this book and I cried. A lot.
I loved that this book explored social issues such as discrimination against those with “invisible” disabilities. Montalvan has instances where people give him a hard time about being accompanied by his service dog because he isn’t blind. It is so sad to me that in this modern day and age people can still question when someone brings their service dog into a public area. If the dog isn’t wearing some kind of vest or indicator I can see asking but I don’t think I would ever accuse someone of lying about their disability status.
This book also delves into PTSD. I feel that this topic is so important. War does terrible things to our soldiers and the army doesn’t always adequately prepare them. As a former army wife any topics that involve the welfare of soldiers are near and dear to my heart.
I loved learning about the training process for service dogs. It was an interesting and educational read.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs or who has family members in the service. This book is also good for anyone curious about service animals and the work they can do.