Review: Jonathan Unleashed
Jonathan is living what he thought was the dream – he’s landed a job in advertising in New York City. There are a couple catches, though – he hates his job, his apartment is questionable, and his relationship with his girlfriend is strained. Jonathan’s brother asks him to take care of his two dogs while he’s out of the country and, with the help of the two dogs, Jonathan discovers what he truly wants in life.
Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff is a cute, chick lit book about growing up and moving on. Jonathan is an amiable young man – riding the wave of life and pretty much going along with what everyone else wants. A friend gets him his job, his brother dumps his dogs on him, and his girlfriends presses him to get married when her magazine offers to foot the bill.
Jonathan’s not particularly happy but figures that’s the way life’s supposed to be. He projects his unhappiness upon the dogs and becomes a regular at the local vet’s office. It’s a good thing the dog’s are around because they sense what’s going on and lead Jonathan in the right direction.
I picked up Jonathan Unleashed after Jill said she and her husband enjoyed it and laughed out loud as they read it. I enjoyed the book too – it’s smart, clever, and fun, even when it’s somewhat predictable. It’s not necessary to love dogs to enjoy this book but I think animal lovers will like it more. Qwerty Films has bought the movie options for Jonathan Unleashed and I think it will make a cute movie. Pick this book up when you’re in the mood for something light and fun!