Stormi's Review: The Dean Machine by Dylan Lee Peters
Meet Dan Delacor, an utterly boring citizen of Yellow City. Every day he puts on his yellow shoes, yellow shirt, yellow pants, and yellow tie, and catches a ride on the Tunnel Runner from the suburbs into downtown. He has a job, a home, and a girlfriend, and he never wonders what waits beyond the giant glass wall that surrounds Yellow City. Except… Dan isn’t as boring as he seems. He often wonders why everything in Yellow City has to be yellow. He wonders why he suffers frequent anxiety attacks, and why he can’t help himself from strolling through dangerous neighborhoods, or running wildly through the fields that separate downtown from the suburbs. Mostly though, Dan wonders why he can’t remember how he lost his right arm, or anything that happened before five years ago. So, when Dan’s mundane yellow world is interrupted with the seemingly impossible presence of a little red dog named Dean, he quickly finds out there are answers to his questions, and that everything he knows is a lie. Follow Dan as he learns the secrets of his true identity, the scope of the world beyond the wall, and the true intentions of Yellow City’s mysterious leader, Chancellor Elgrey Vinsidian. Meet Wendy, the twelve-year-old girl on a rescue mission, Echo Valkzdokker, the woman with a love for danger, James Perkins, the wily pilot who has a way with words, and Bianna Kensington, the cold-mannered rebel with a cause. Look through the cracks of this new world with Dan as he learns why his little friend is nicknamed The Dean Machine, what special bond they share, and why the dog deserves a legacy that should live on forever. He lives to love. He would die to protect. His heart is a machine.
10% of the royalties from the sales of The Dean Machine will be donated to animal rescue shelters.
Five Boundless Stars
Okay, I'm not much into reading fantasy books, but this is one I'm glad to have read. I read the preface first that tells about the real "Dean". Let me tell you that this preface will break your heart. It did mine and yes, I sat there and bawled and almost did not read the book because I didn't know if I would be able to handle it. That's just a little warning, but please DO continue. It is worth it. This book tells a story of a new world. One that behind the scenes of the normal same day stuff, bad things are happening. This book paints a picture of the good and the evil in the world. From the human perspective and also the animal perspective. We become so blind to the suffering of others and we turn a blind eye daily to all the hurt animals and people in the world. It's a story that is meant to inspire the reader to help others, to help animals, to help all those in need. Or at least thats the picture it painted in my head and in my heart. I could not put this book down. It was written so well. I fell in love with Dean, the dog (of course). I fell in love with all the main characters. How could I not? This book was just really amazing from the first page till the very last. Its full of pain, hope, sadness, action, love. Honestly, it has it all. This will definitely be a book I tell my friends about. It really did touch me. Which in my opinion, that is what a GREAT book is supposed to do.