I finally finished reading Pug Hill by Alison Pace.
For Holly Golightly, there was always Tiffany’s. For me, there’s always Pug Hill. For as long as I’ve lived in New York, whenever I’ve just wanted to think, or relax, or be happy, or even sad, my destination of choice has been, without fail, Pug Hill. For Hope McNeill, pugs are love, unconditional friendship, happiness, and freedom—all qualities currently in short supply in her own life. She’s also short on time and apartment space, and for those reasons she doesn’t have a pug of her own. But she does have Pug Hill in Central Park, where pugs (and their owners) from all over New York City convene.
She also has a serious crush on one of her co-workers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a flailing relationship with her squash-playing, cold-weather-loving boyfriend, and an unspeakable fear of public speaking. When Hope’s father calls with a daunting assignment--to make a speech at her parent’s fortieth wedding anniversary party--Hope is completely taken off guard. As a last resort, she signs up for a public speaking class, but can't help wondering, will it be enough?
Some fears are so big that even all the pugs in the world might not be enough...
Yes, I have to admit that the puppies on the cover drew me in. I love dogs so I couldn't wait to read this book. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.
Often times, I'll feel sympathetic for a character which usually makes me like them more. But in this story, I just felt that Hope was pitiful. I never really liked her. It might sound mean, but I found myself thinking that she was pathetic. And that doesn't really make me want to root for her.
The very end was nice and happy and you can imagine a happily-ever-after situation in the future. So there's always that I suppose.
I gave this book a rating of 2.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 2
2013 Embarrassment of Riches TBR Reading Challenge: 1
*FTC Disclosure: I traded this book with a friend.