Rating: High Four
Who I'd Recommend to: Fans of Erin Hunter
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Summary (from Amazon):
Canine heroes Max, Rocky, and Gizmo return in this exciting series finale! As the trio travel south, following a trail of beacons left by Dr. Lynn, they encounter a stampede of horses. The horses urge the dogs to turn back, warning about a "silver wall of doom" that lies ahead.
But the warning only serves to motivate Max. Could this be the wall from his dreams? The wall keeping Max from his family? Helped by animals along the way -- including bats and armadillos -- the dogs find themselves deep in the desert, where they face a new enemy: coyotes. They aren't the only danger, though. Dolph and his wolf pack lie in wait -- poised for a final showdown.
My Thoughts: A wonderful ending to a wonderful series! This book kept me invested and was by FAR better than the Long Road. However, I disliked Max at the end of the story, and though I expected Gizmo and Rocky to fall in love, I was kind of hoping they wouldn't. I saw Max, Rocky, and Gizmo as family, not just dogs in the relationship kind of love, and I thought it was sweeter if it stayed that way. Anyways, Max at the end... I liked how he was protective of his dog family, but growling and running away? If he was so smart, wouldn't he just communicate to Dr. Lynn that he was anxious about leaving Rocky and Gizmo?
Moving on from that, I just loved the dogs at DeQuincy - and, even though she wasn't a dog, TIFFANY! I loved her and hated her annoyingly awesomeness at the same time, although I'm sure I'm the only one. Tiffany just hit the spot, spunky, courageous, hilarious (that one especially), and just lovable, though I'm sure Max didn't think so. I also enjoyed the new threat of the coyotes, and how Max was struggling with bringing the humans back vs. giving up their journey. Again, though, I didn't get Dolph. Hmm. He's just generally a confusing character. All in all, though, I loved this series and will definitely read more Christopher Holt has to offer.