STORY-LINE A DOG CALLED HOPE B JASON MORGAN WITH DAMIEN LEWIS:
In A Dog Called Hope, authored by Jason Morgan with Damien Lewis, the reader will find an emotional charged true life story of Air Force wounded warrior, Jason Morgan. Jason served with honor in the famous Night Stalkers until the night it all went wrong in the Amazon jungle.
The following years filled with pain, surgeries, depression, and many set backs, begin to define Jason’s existence. Jason’s life went from the highest highs to the lowest lows after his injury. A chance meeting puts Jason in touch with CCI, which provides companion and service dogs to veterans and others. Confined to a wheelchair, racked with pain and depression, Jason will meet his fate when he receives Napal, his CCI service dog.
Napal, an extraordinaire dog, brings Jason back from the edge and helps heal a family, as well as, bringing the plight of wounded warriors to national attention. Able to reach the soul of Jason, these two communicate on a level as no other. My review for memoir novel, A Dog Called Hope, follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
First, I must tell the reader, this is a 2 Kleenex box novel. Character driven and emotionally charged from the first pages, the reader’s sucked into a world of endless pain as Jason holds on to hope by his finger nails. If you can read the story of this magnificent dedicated warrior brought low without tears in your eyes, nothing will ever make you cry. Secondly, Morgan and Lewis captured the devastation of a severely wounded body, the raw emotions, and the affect on the family unit.
Telling the story from the view-point of veteran Jason, and Jim who raised Napal, gave the reader a look into the mechanics of how the service dog foundations operate. As well as, how closely knit the people are with each other and their charges. I did not realize the time, effort, or countless hours which go into raising each service dog at a final cost of $50,000.00. Nor did I realize how many of our wounded and others need these dogs in their lives, forming bonds which turn lives around.
Finally in concluding my review of memoir, A Dog Called Hope, I found a well-developed story-line with realistic characters which will tear your heart out. I found the depth of love, devotion, and companionship, Napal imparts to Jason magical. As result, Jason discovers his reason for surviving and a purpose driven life. This book will cause the reader to think and ponder our warriors. They deserve the best our country can provide. Whether they are physically or mentally wounded each one should received the best this country can give. I live within miles of Camp Lejeune Marine Corp base and feel strongly about our service men and women. Although, Jason’s an Air Force Veteran, I would say, Semper fi my friend, Semper fi.
A DOG CALLED HOPE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 5
Furthermore, this story-line alone is deserving of 5 stars. Combine the well-developed plot and characters, you have a 5 star emotional character driven novel highlighting the service dog and his companion.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from Netgalley and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest memoir novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, no one influenced my voluntary memoir review.