Thursday, August 13, 2009

Notes from the Dog

Notes from the Dog is a very inspirational book. It starts out with a kid named Finn, his friend Matt, and Finn's dog Dylan. One day on their summer vacation they meet a girl with breast cancer who is going through chemo. Finn was hoping to only talk to twelve people this summer but he over shoots his number by a huge amount. Join the journey of this shy teenager as he opens up and does things he doesn't plan to do. Johana, the girl with breast cancer, also gives notes to the dog to give to Finn. With the notes and nagging Finn in to things, you would be surprised what Johana gets him to do.

One thing I liked about this book was that it was very predictable but you never knew how things were going to happen. This gave you a reason to keep reading even though you predicted an event a chapter before it happened. I also liked that all of the characters were developed very well. You end up learning a lot of characters and you never stop learning until the end. My overall opinion is that this book was a very fast read, but even though it was quick, it doesn't lose any impact on the reader.

Reviewer Age:15

Reviewer City, State and Country: Newville , PA USA