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Review: Jonathan Unleashed

August 25, 2016

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!

Review copy provided by Penguin Random House.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.


16 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2016 5:46 am

    I’m glad you liked it! Jim thought the language thing went on too long, but that’s the part I laughed the most at. And you have to love a book in which nothing bad happens to the dogs LOL

  2. August 25, 2016 8:49 am

    You know, I don’t usually read chick lit, but this looks cute and of course I like books that have animals. I might just give it a try (I’m still in the mood for light reads).

  3. August 25, 2016 8:54 am

    Great review! I have a copy of this one, but I’ve been putting it off. Now, I’m excited to read it. Sounds like a fun one – thanks!

  4. August 25, 2016 9:21 am

    It sounds like a good balance to my current read, The Wright Brothers!

  5. August 25, 2016 9:22 am

    Sounds cute!

  6. August 25, 2016 12:30 pm

    I’ve been eyeing this book, and now I know that I would probably enjoy it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. August 25, 2016 5:04 pm

    This sounds like a fun book!

  8. bookingmama permalink
    August 25, 2016 7:16 pm

    Oh good! I just checked and I have this one. Sounds cute!

  9. August 25, 2016 8:28 pm

    Always like to keep lighter fun books in the wings.

  10. August 25, 2016 9:39 pm

    I’ll like this one for sure.

  11. Diane permalink
    August 26, 2016 6:57 am

    This sounds delightful, I hope to try it soon.

  12. August 26, 2016 2:56 pm

    This sounds like a very fun read.

  13. August 28, 2016 4:33 pm

    sounds adorable.

  14. August 29, 2016 4:09 pm

    Years ago I read a YA novel by this author called How I Live Now which is WAAAYYY different than what it seems like this book is. But I loved that book and haven’t picked up any of her others – maybe this is the next one to try!

  15. Literary Feline permalink
    September 1, 2016 3:09 pm

    This sounds like fun. I can see this making a good movie too. 🙂

  16. September 1, 2016 7:21 pm

    This sounds really fun! Adding it to the wish list.

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