17 August, 2012

#BookReview :: Friends for Life by Billi Tiner

Bo and Rico are two puppies who meet at a pet store. The puppies are dognapped from the pet store by two goons. Realizing they are in danger, Bo and Rico must work together to escape the dognappers. After their escape, Bo and Rico find themselves scared and alone on the mean city streets. They are rescued by a streetwise stray named Tank. Tank takes the puppies under his wing and teaches them how to survive on the streets. Bo and Rico embark on several adventures including avoiding the local Animal Control officer, Jimmy; several run-ins with a pack of dogs led by a stray named Mongrel; and rescuing a beautiful lost Poodle named Pearl. Through it all, Bo and Rico form an incredible friendship that will last a lifetime.

When I started reading this book, I already had an idea formed in my head. I mean the book summary is quite detailed and it provides a very good outline of the story. I mean I already knew that Bo & Rico are going to be ‘dognapped’, they’ll escape, meet Tank, get in trouble with Mongrel and Jimmy, rescue pearl and will emerge as the best buds at the end of the story. However, the book still managed to surprise me. The author takes you through a lot of emotions – amusing, gloomy and thrilling – it a full rollercoaster ride. The ‘adventures’ that Bo and Rico get into actually teaches them a lot about themselves, each other and working together. And though Bo and Rico are definitely takes the center stage and the spotlight is on them, Tank too is sure to make his own place in your heart.

This is the third book that I have read by this author and all three of them are about dogs. I think that being a veterinarian; she really understands dogs and her true passion for these animals are reflected in her books. The best part is that this could be used to teach kids a lot about finding their own strength, about working together and about friendship. 

I loved it and you will too… 


  1. Thanks for the review! This one sounds really interesting and I'm glad you liked it so much! I love when a book is really emotional :)

  2. I love the book cover, and your review tells me this is pretty good. Thanks!