Following Atticus Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Following Atticus is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Not just for dog lovers…
Ignore the negative reviews if you haven't read this book! I found this book to be a fantastic collection of life experiences. The story of the Tom and Atticus adventure is beautifully detailed so the reader really feels like they are climbing the mountains with them. The part I found most personal to me was the relationship between Tom and his father. Their relationship was strained in parts, but they developed a genuine bond through the mountains. Tom shares with us a very raw, open, and honest experience with his ailing father. I personally took away some valuable life lessons regarding their relationship. Tom has a rye and intelligent humor that makes this book an enjoyable read. I see why so many people want to be his friend in real life. This book really touched my soul, and I am a big fan of Atticus M. Finch. Continue to live a long life, you wonderful and amazing dog!
If you are not a dog lover then you will vicariously enjoy reading this and if you are, you will savor every moment...
LOVED this book! I live in NH and enjoyed reading about the beautiful places I've been and haven't been in our awesome state. Also, I loved how Tom and Atticus validated the bond I feel with my dog. He has mastered the mind-meld to let me know what he feels and wants. I plan to never hike in winter, but the descriptions were so good that I had to get a quilt to be able to read them without shivering. I have recommended it to anyone who will listen to me. Thank you, Tom and Atticus, and thank you, Max, for opening the door to such a rich relationship.
Must read for any dog lover
This book is a real treat for any dog lover. There are several themes including the amazing bond between Tom and Atticus, facing and overcoming personal life challenges. I hope Tom will continue writing and currently follow his blog.
Following Atticus is an entertaining and charming tale of friendship. Tom Ryan has the gift of describing concisely, but in a way that brings the reader right to the scene of the action.
Amazing book, can't wait to read the next chapter in their lives together.
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What an amazing life changing story. I just finished the last page and will probably start it again from the beginning. Thank you so much Tom for sharing your story with the world. Atticus and Will, thank you for just being you!!! So precious. Love to you all.....
Wonderful story about a man who discovers himself and what matters most in life through learning to care for and love a canine friend. Nothing is more true or honest then the innocence and devotion of a dog. The story of Tom & Atticus is a great read that will leave you smiling.
What a heartwarming and tender story of a man, his four legged companion and their remarkable relationship. A wonderful read. It brought many smiles and tears to me as I read this. Tom and Atticus, thank you for sharing your story!
Like any other dogs, atticus is a true genius. This book is a heart warming page turner. Some parts doesn't feel realistic, but it's not important. The fact that you have something that gives you unconditional love. Hope Atti remains happy in the gorgeous mountain.