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Home / Education / Book Review| The dog who saved the world: A must-read for all dog and sci-fi lovers

Book Review| The dog who saved the world: A must-read for all dog and sci-fi lovers

The title of the book The Dog Who Saved The World that refers to Mr. Mash, does not reflect the storyline as the adventures are related not to the dog but his owner.

education Updated: May 02, 2019, 19:46 IST
Shivansh K Raj
Shivansh K Raj
The dog who saved the world
The dog who saved the world(HT)

Georgina Santos, 11, would like to undo something that she had started, albeit indirectly. That she intends to do with the help of her friend Ramzy Rahman.

Aided by Georgina’s dog named Mr Mash, the adventurous group finds themselves in the thick of many adventures

This unusual group is trying to save the world from a viral disease identified as canine-borne Ebola (CBE) that is spreading through the United Kingdom and causing the death of hundreds of dogs due to a mistake by Georgina.

Georgina realises that Mr.Mash is immune to the virus that is causing havoc among the public. Can she then rectify her mistake and make the world a better place, once again?

In my opinion, the title of the book The Dog Who Saved The World that refers to Mr. Mash, does not reflect the storyline as the adventures are related not to the dog but his owner. It is Georgina who travels to the probable future with the help of Dr. Pretorius, a millionaire scientist who is missing from her island mansion and hides her real name -- Dr. Erika Pettersen. Dr Pretorius’ faculty of multi-sensory virtual reality (MSVR) gave her a view of the probable future. Mr.Mash’s role is limited to the point that his blood is the only option to prevent mass deaths of dogs and humans alike.

In my opinion, Mr Mash should have been accorded a bigger role in the story and the author should also have explained in more detail the scientific terms used in the book to facilitate better comprehension by the readers.

The author has maintained good balance between the female and male characters. The book is also strong in aspects like action, adventure, mystery and love between the dog and his owner. I felt a sense of anticipation, suspense and emotion in several scenes. This book is a must-read for dog and science-fiction lovers.

Dog wisdom’

Don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like dogs.

- Don’t bite if a growl is enough.

- Start each day with a wagging tail.

- If someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit near and nuzzle them, gently.

The contributor is a Class 9 student of Ahlcon International School Mayur Vihar, Delhi

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