The problem I have with book reviews, is trying to give you enough information on my thoughts on the book, without giving away the whole book so you don't want to read it yourself. I believe there is a fine line between this and I am not sure which side I border most of the time. We'll give it a go though.
Sarah writes this in first person prospective, and I really appreciate this style of writing. She writes in a way which you truly can grasp her personality, and like myself, I feel she writes how she talks. I find this really engages me in the book, I feel like I become friends with the writer and makes me want to read more. Let me tell you, once I started reading, it was gone within a day or two as I needed to know more about her story.
There are points in the book where I found it hard to read because she is so descriptive in her tales that I felt like the pain or discomfort was appearing on me. Maybe I am just a little weakling, but near the start of the book I was cringing with every word hoping that she would be less descriptive in parts. This doesn't take away from the story, if anything it does enhance it because as I said above, it makes you relate to the writer so much more.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book and found it very engaging. If you aren't into medical, death or disease, I would stare well clear. But if you don't mind that kind of stuff, and are interested in the life of a canine cancer vet, this book is 100% for you. I learnt so much that I never previously knew and found it so interesting how cancer in dogs can be treated, but also how it compares to human cancer.