I was hoping for more Maths, more insight and more pathos and wisdom from the dog. What I got was sentimental, cliched and simplistic. This is a shame because The Humans comes with strong recommendations. It's not that funny and not that profound. It touches on death in the form of suicide but lacks conviction to fully explore this theme for fear of alienating the audience. The biggest disappointment though was the Maths which just seems to be a clumsy narrative theme onto which hang some homespun wisdom about how were all interconnected and love is the key. The book would work well as a set text in school for older teenagers.