I picked up this book because of the cover and the title of the book. Who doesn't love a story about a boy, his dog, and an apocalypse? However, I felt I had to trudge through the narrative of the story.
There was an excessive amount of exposition, which felt too heavy. The dialogue, what little there was in the story, was lackluster and hard to follow since there were no traditional quote marks to show when a character was speaking, which when reading exposition and then all of a sudden it's someone talking, it can be jarring to transition.
I found myself skimming portions of the chapters because it felt too difficult to get through some of the detail that didn't keep me involved in the storyline. At one point, all I cared about was finding out what happened to the dog. I did like the last portion of the book and the ending, and it had a good twist.
I'm not sure I would recommend this book, however.