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This is a very interesting and fun story, where the family pet is a human specially bred, raised in a kennel and trained. But there’s more to her than that, just like there’s more to the family (and its individual members) that purchased her.
I knew there was going to be a twist. I expected it because, in some ways, it was just too good. But some of the twists were completely unexpected and some people’s behavior really bothered me, while some other’s really surprised me.
I like Ella, Penn and Ruby – and I like how much all three grow throughout the story, especially Ella. I love how Ella is so innocent and the way she’s learning things like a young child – the author’s really eloquent describing this, but sometimes it’s a bit too much and it becomes annoying.
At first I thought the congressman was okay, but after a few chapters he really began to creep me out and I couldn’t trust him (the point, I’m sure). The wife I felt nothing for, except that I think she should have protected her family more. She behaves very cold and I had trouble trusting her as well. As with all stories, though, no one is exactly who you think they are.
I was mad at the end – not because of the book or the writing, but because of what happened (you’ll have to read it to find out what I’m talking about). I can’t wait to get my hands on book #2 because I need to know how things turn out.