Saturday, March 26, 2016

BOOK 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. 

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 3 months


This book was the opposite of what I was expecting and it did horrible things to my emotions. On that note it was also one of the sweetest books I've ever read.

My favorite part is when Dean gets rescued from the giant chameleon, even though he loses his leg it's a great moment. I think that this moment helped shape Dean's life.

After I finished reading this book I kind of set back and pondered over the contents of this book. When I am older I want to be a vet so this book fascinated me.

This book introduced wonderful topics without lecturing you. It seemed like the author did not do this on purpose and it happened naturally over the course of the book.

I recommend this book to anyone that loves a good book about an awesome dog without warm and fuzziness.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.