It's hard to review a book when the previous 9 reviewers have captured everything that needs to be said. But this is a story worth commenting on, even if it is a repeat. The story is told from the perspective of a mentally challenged young man putting together his dream life as a dog walker in a small town. The author does a wonderful job of portraying Benny's interactions with the people he crosses paths with, from his clients, to unlikely friends that ride the bus with him. Throughout the story you see Benny's simple common sense and heart at work, caring for people the way he does for his 4-legged friends, despite the fact that people, in his opinion, don't have the sense dogs do. This is not so much a rounded plot with beginning, middle and end, as it is a chapter in Benny's life as he figures out his place in it. As others have said, not a read for everyone, but a true reward for those who try it.