Ready for a lighthearted romp through New York City and the vagaries of modern day romance? Then take a look at Jonathan Unleashed, by Meg Rosoff, arriving soon at the Field Library.
The main character, Jonathan Trefoil, is a young man going through a hard time. His boss is unhinged and driving him crazy, his apartment in New York City is just this side of illegal, and his relationship with his girlfriend is falling apart. He thinks the absolute last thing his life needs is the addition of his brother’s two dogs, one a border collie and the other a cocker spaniel, to his already chaotic and confused life.
And yet — stop me if you’ve heard this before — the two dogs prove to be a real help to Jonathan in ways that surprise him. They maneuver him on his daily walks and make sure he makes a certain number of visits to a very friendly, very attractive female veterinarian, to the point where Jonathan begins to think they know better than he does what he needs and how to get it.
People who love New York City, people who love dogs, people who can relate to being adrift and confused in young adulthood: this is the book for you. Come on in and give it a try!