“Little Boy Blue” is a “Masterful Story and a Must-Read,” says North Carolina Newspaper

Posted on September 3, 2012


This past weekend’s review of “Little Boy Blue” in the Courier-Times of Person County, North Carolina, is a write-up that we have been waiting to see for a long, long time. This is the local newspaper in the community where Blue was rescued, a community that for years has had an animal-control facility with a gas chamber and a 95-percent kill rate unless local volunteers intervene.

Book reviewer Phyliss Boatwright crafted a review that takes up almost an entire page of the newspaper, and that has left us absolutely honored and thrilled.

She says she was “mesmerized” after reading just a few pages of “Little Boy Blue.” She further writes: “Kavin crafts a masterful story that will tug at the heartstrings, but she does it in the manner of a true journalist who’s seeking the truth, not an activist trying to influence public opinion by any means. … Kim Kavin simply wants to do what she can to make life better for the multitude of animals that end up in high-kill shelters, like the one in Person County. … If you have ever loved an animal, ‘Little Boy Blue’ is a must-read.”

We are also thrilled that Boatwright’s review was published next to an article about an upcoming fund-raiser for C.A.R.E., a rescue group in Person County that was founded by Rhonda Beach, the woman who saw Blue cowering in the shelter and offered to save him and help find him a home. Kim and Blue will be appearing in a special video at that C.A.R.E. event, and autographed copies of “Little Boy Blue” have been donated to the rescue to use as auction items.