Seven Perfect Things
Thirteen-year-old Abby Hubble lives in an unhappy home in the Sierra Nevada foothills where her father makes life miserable for her and her mother, Mary. One day Abby witnesses a man dump a litter of puppies into the nearby ri ...more
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This author is a bit like another favorite of mine Sonja Yoerg. They both have a clear style, but you never know how either one is going to package it. In the case of CRH, you can always count on a great story containing ...more
When 13-year old Abby sees a man throw a sack into the river, she can’t imagine the path that h ...more
“In that split second, Abby saw the sack move. But not move the way the current moved it. Something jerky, from inside. It sliced into her belly like a cold knife.”
If you’ve read the promotional blurb, you already know that young Abby is going to rescue a litter of pups who have been flung into the river. They are just lucky that she happens to be a strong swimmer on her school swim team.
This is a warm, feel-good story about a young girl, her lovely mum, Mary, and her dreadful father Stan. His ...more
Expected publication date: May 4, 2021
After the year we have all had, what better way to brighten up your reading life than with seven playful puppies? Catherine Ryan Hyde’s uplifting, light-hearted writing style is back in full swing with “Seven Perfect Things”.
Thirteen year old Abby Hubble is on her way home from swim practice when she sees a man throw a m ...more
This is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed this story, I will be looking out for more of her work.
There were quite a few memorable characters in this book and the story really lifted my spirits.
Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my e-copy in ex ...more
Seven Perfect Things was such a wholesome story. I loved that it was told from three different POVs: Thirteen-year-old Abby, her mother Mary, and their sort of neighbor widower Elliot. I especially enjoyed reading the chapters told from Abby's POV, because there is just something refreshing seeing the world through the eyes of kids. She was such a brave young girl, and I admired her strength and caring personality. The seven puppies w ...more
Compelling, heart-warming, nostalgic, poignant.
I love this one, the story is wonderfully written, it's an easy-read, very entertaining, I hope the writer puts more feeling into it and I can give it 5 stars.
What is this book all about
This book revolves on the three main characters
Elliott who is facing a tremendous loss of his life, he is trying find a way to cope his despair
Abby the girl with a big heart, she notice a wriggling sack being thrown into the ...more
“I just think it’s odd how we parse out our empathy. Why we only have empathy for those who remind us most of ourselves. I’m not saying I don’t understand it. Sure, it’s easy to have empathy for someone who’s just like us. It comes naturally. I just think it’s a shame we can’t take it a bit further. I can’t help wondering what the world would be like if our empathy muscle were a bit more developed.”
Seven Perfect Things is a novel by award-winning American author, Catherine Ryan Hyde. Thirte ...more
A beautiful story of a young woman's determination to save seven puppies while in an ironic twist also saving herself and her loved ones.
When Abby rescues a litter of puppies from a river she'd never expected it would lead anywhere remotely close to the alteration of the lives surrounding her.
Her home life is anything but kosher with her parents Mary and Stan. The father is abusive and when he decides to take over he literally terrorizes them from behind closed doors. Th ...more
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: May 4, 2021
Review Date: October 21, 2021
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the blurb:
“A heart-stirring novel about the joy that comes from finding love in unexpected places by the New York Times and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author.
Thirteen-year-old Abby Hubble lives in an unhappy home in the Sierra Nevada foothills where her fath ...more
Catherine Ryan Hyde has written another great book. ...more
The book centers around three people: Abby, a 13 year old girl who saves 7 puppies from drowning; Elliot, a middle-aged man devastated by his wife's death; and Mary, Abby's mom who is living in an abusive relationship. They all are struggling, and then they encounter seven perfect things, wriggling, playful, innocent, giving unconditional love - 7 puppies!
I ho9pe you will delight in this book as ...more
There were some tough moments but I found myself cheering for the happy ending.
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“No, the really tough bit is when you find yourself dropped on the other side, and you have to find a way for your life to go forward from there.” ELLIOT from Seven Perfect Things
“I mean . . . you just make the best of happy while you’ve got it, right?” ABBY from Seven Perfect things
This book opens with 13 year old Abby happening upon a man dumping a “wriggling sack” into the river. Out of pure instinct, Abby dives in the cold water, determined to save whatever might be in th ...more
Seven Perfect Things are 7 puppies. Now who doesnt love puppies. 13 year old Abby sees someone dumping them into the river, she jumps in and rescues all of them and realizes she cant bring them home. While dealing with a controlling father and a frightened mother, Abby takes ...more
An uplifting, heartwarming story, “Seven Perfect Things”, by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Lake Union Publishing), is more a book about a very brave, honest teenager, and how her selflessness positively affects those around her, than a romance.
I really liked Abby’s odyssey and seeing the world through her perspective. The story revolves around the young heroine and the seven puppies and the author writes their adventures showing the enjoyment a ...more
I am very glad that Elliot kind of "came out" and found happiness after his wife died, so did Abigail and her mother. But i was feeling very sad til 60% of the book and it kind of affected the reading experience i think, but i also found it boring and meh. ...more
Lonely widower, head strong 13 year old and a mother stuck in what can only be described as a difficult relationship. Add to that 7 adorable puppies and you have a heart grabbing story.
I also love finding new to me authors. I will be seeking out more to read.
Elliott Colvin is a middle-aged man, caught in a nightmare, as he cares for his beloved wife Pat, who is dying of a disease that has slowly stripped away the essence of who she is. Some days she is conscious, most days not, Elliott realizes it is just a matter of time before his beloved Pat dies. Experiencing this loss, day by day, has changed who he is as well as his beliefs, as he struggles with who he is becoming.
Abigail “Abby” Hubble is a small town ...more
Wow, I blazed through this one, literally started reading at 11 in the morning and was finished after dinner. And I'm going to be very unoriginal and give this yet another 5 stars, like I do for most books by Catherine Ryan Hyde, because they're just that awesome.
This story involves seven perfect puppies, as per the title, a really mature and cool teenager (loved her), her mother who's in an abusive marriage, and a really really decent m ...more
I can always count on Catherine Ryan Hyde for a good story. Often, it's a good animal story. This delightful book is no exception. Elliot is a grieving new widower who is desperately looking for solace and peace of mind. Abby comes from an unhappy home in which her father is a bully at worst and indifferent at best. On her way home from a difficult day of middle school, 13-year-old Abby witnesses a perso ...more
I'm an avid hiker, traveler, equestrian, and amateur photographer, and have released my fir ...more