Seven Days to Goodbye

A Trina Ryan Novel

Fiction - Animals
212 Pages
Reviewed on 12/09/2015
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

After sixteen years of teaching (K5-2nd grade) special education, I became involved in a Family Learning Program, promoting reading. I was immersed in preparing young adults for their GED and teaching parenting skills. I still mentor special needs teens, teach writing workshops, and volunteer with an accredited, non-profit service dog kennel, PAALS. I have loved five past dogs and now own two Australian Shepherds. We have experienced obedience and agility training together, bringing the subject of dogs and special children close to my heart.
My Clubhouse magazine article, Scent with Love, about a Diabetic Alert dog, received the Special Interest award from the Dog Writers Association of America at their awards banquet in 2011. My debut novel, "Seven Days to Goodbye, "won in the DWAA-Special Interest category in 2015. It can be read on my website; (
I am a long time member of SCBWI and a member of SIBA. The sequel, "Starting Over" is now out!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In a story that is in turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, Seven Days to Goodbye, the first book in a planned series by debut author Sheri S. Levy, readers will find themselves completely immersed in a book that is hard to put down. Follow protagonist Trina, a wonderful girl, who has gone through the difficult experience of losing her beloved dog. To combat that feeling, she decides to raise service dogs; she'll never have to lose a dog to death again, and she'll get to have new puppies all the time. But when the last week comes before she has to release her first service dog, Sydney, she realizes that her plan is not working the way she envisioned. Trina's best friend, Sarah, has also been going through major changes, and that doesn't make the situation any easier. Will Trina's heart be broken again? You'll need to read the book to find out.

I very much enjoyed Seven Days to Goodbye. Author Sheri S. Levy has done a fantastic job in writing a book with a great deal of appeal, especially for a person who loves dogs and has had a profound relationship with an animal. The author's ability to create characters that her readers will connect with, relate to, and truly care about is exemplary, and certainly a hallmark of a very skilled author. I highly recommend Seven Days to Goodbye to any young adult reader who loves an emotional story or who loves dogs and animals. I am also looking forward to reading more from the very promising author, Sheri S. Levy. I certainly hope that she's hard at work on the second installment of this series as I write!