Susi’s Students Review A Life Worth Living by Jennifer Probst

Happy Thursday to all!  Today’s post is a little different from my previous posts.  As some of you may know,  I am a teacher.  I work with several age groups as well as with children learning English as a Second Language.

A few weeks ago, I found this wonderful story A Life Worth Living written by the talented Jennifer Probst and read it to my students.  After reading it, I decided to have my students write their own reviews of the story.  I took the opportunity to teach them about reviews as well as ratings.  They were also introduced to  Their finished reviews were awesome!

As a proud educator, I scanned and sent their reviews to Ms. Probst.  She immediately thanked my students with a heartwarming letter.  Let me just say, they were so excited to get a letter from an author. (I was too.) 🙂

I would like to thank Tamie for letting me share a few of these reviews with all of you.

I certainly hope you enjoy them.

Finally, If you are an animal lover, I recommend this book.  *Warning- Keep tissues handy!

I gave it 5 bones!

A Life Worth Living


A short story for dog lovers, this touching memoir of a shelter dog shares his experiences in his own voice, taking readers from his days of abuse, to the shelter, to a home filled with love. Follow him on this extraordinary journey and fall in love with a new hero.

Here is one of the 21 reviews written and selected at random for me to type up.  Four other reviews follow.

Isabella’s Review

I really like the book A Life Worth Living because it was about a dog named Lester who found a better life after being adopted by a wonderful lady.  I personally love dogs.  Kate adopted Lester and gave him a better life.

The funniest part of this book was when Lester and Sam, Kate’s husband would watch television together. They bonded like buddies.

Lester was lucky because Kate and Sam never mistreated him.  Lester became part of their family and learned new things he never experienced as a puppy.

Jennifer Probst, the author is a good writer.  She made her readers feel the emotions Lester was feeling. That is what good writers do.  It made me get tears in my eyes. Even my teacher Mrs. M had watery eyes when she read it aloud.

It teaches a lesson on treating animals with love and respect just like humans. Lester was lucky that Kate found him and adopted him.

I gave A Life Worth Living 5 Lucky Bones!


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8 thoughts on “Susi’s Students Review A Life Worth Living by Jennifer Probst

  1. katiebirdie says:

    I have a wonderful dog named Raisin. This story sounds amazing. 🙂


  2. I will never be able to describe the wonderful feeling I got reading these heartwarming reviews by such talented students. It was truly MY honor thank u Susi for everything you do educating our children for the future!!


    • Susi says:

      My students loved your story. I am glad that I read it to them. They were thrilled to read your letter to them. Thanks again Ms. Probst. 🙂


  3. gelytayz says:

    Great job. Love this Susi!
    x g


  4. Candie says:

    Makes me REALLY miss teaching!!!!


  5. Sonia says:

    Love the students reviews, what a great idea!!


  6. Cristina says:

    I loved this review so much that I bought the book for my Nook! Thank you so much for sharing with us your students’ work. I rescued a mama terrier mix with her five puppies and have been fostering now and then in the Miami, Florida area. It’s a lovely way to help!!! I encourage others to do it too.


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