Zeus, Dog of ChaosFeatured
Zeus’s new human, Madden, is diabetic, and he wants to be invisible, too. That’s hard to do with a huge German Shepherd at his side to alert him when his blood sugar drops. And it’s even harder because Madden makes this noise called music that draws attention. Zeus’s mission becomes clear: he must destroy music.
While Zeus’s training prepared him for his most important job—keeping Madden safe—he discovers the human world is complicated. As Madden dreams of winning the state band competition and tries to reconnect with his mom, the lieutenant, Zeus must learn that, sometimes, you need to stand out to fulfill your duty.
It's always fun to read about children who are passionate about different activities, and I am always surprised that there aren't more books about band competitions or students playing instruments.
Zeus is bound and determined to "ruin the music", and that's just one of the many dog perspectives we get in this book. Stories about working dogs, like Shotz' Hero, Mason and Stephens' Ember, and Stiers' Dog Days books are always fun to read.
It also does a better job at explaining the training of diabetes service dogs than the The Truth According to Blue, and is one of the few books about a tween with diabetes; Another D for DeeDee is another recent title that addresses this.