No matter how diligent I am with my review writing and posting. No matter how much I enjoyed a book and how convinced I am that I will write and post a review straight away, there's always one that slips between the cracks. Honey by Sarah Weeks is unfortunately one of those books. I read it in one delightful afternoon and now months later, I've come to realize I never wrote about it!
There are two main characters here: a girl and a dog. Melody, a tweenager loves her father and is worried now that he seems to have fallen in love with a women she doesn't know and hasn't met. Then there's Mo, a dog, who dreams of a kind woman who is the face and voice of his forever home, if only he can find her.
Tied up in the Mo's memories, and the dad's dating, is the fact that Melody's mother died in childbirth. Honey was one of many upper elementary school aged books featuring a dead parent but by far my favorite. Melody has no sentimental attachment to her mother, as she is always reminding concerned people — she never knew her mother. Melody, instead, is worried by her dad's change in behavior.
Dad may be in love and he may be keeping things from Melody but it all has a happy ending. Melody, her dad, and Mo, all get their happily ever after.