This book was terrible. I didn't care about any of the main characters, and there were so many plot holes this was like reading swiss cheese. This is from the point of view of a dog, which I thought was interesting. I always like it when books are written from the perspective of something that is not human. The One and Only Ivan was a great example of this, and much better tham The Poet's Dog. The flashbacks here are frequent, and are much more interesting than the real story at hand.