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How to steal a dog : a novel
Barbara O'Connor
Children's Fiction O'CONNO

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KillornLA said:
This book How to Steal a Dog takes place in present day North Carolina. The main character in this story is Georgia Hayes. Georgia’s father abandoned her family. Georgia, her brother Toby, and her mom were forced to live in their own car. Georgia was determined to change their situation. She came up with a plan to steal a dog for reward money. Shortly after Georgia stole the dog, she became quite fond of it. Will Georgia accept the $500 reward or will she turn it down? Read the book to find out. I felt that the following quotation was important, “half of me was thinking, Georgia don’t do this. Stealing a dog is just wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgia you are in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it.” I really liked this book How to Steal a Dog. This book showed a lot of emotions. It was funny and sad at the same time. I have not read any books like this one. I would recommend this book to readers who like to laugh and cry with the characters in the story.
posted Feb 24, 2009 at 8:48AM
vman said:
it was a very good book. I might try some more of her books.
posted Dec 5, 2010 at 10:58AM
nat rat said:
This is my all time favorite book I love how there is a dog in it!
posted Jul 8, 2013 at 11:09AM
SoCece said:
I read this book a few years ago and I absolutely loved it! It is an unforgettable book.
posted Aug 9, 2013 at 2:34PM
Avatar for booklion246 booklion246 said:
I went into this book very excited at the idea of the story, but finished it not quite as happy. While the idea of the book was wonderful, the way the author wrote it was not so wonderful. Maybe I'm being a little to harsh, considering it's written for younger kids not teens, but I felt I really could have enjoyed it if it had been written diferently. But, that said, I still think it was a good book, but I would recommend it to younger ages.
posted Mar 21, 2014 at 11:17AM
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Father abandoned the family; family was evicted from their apartment; she sleeps with her mother and younger brother in the car; washes in a restuarant bathroom; lost her best friend; mother works two jobs; steals a dog hoping to get reward money to help her family out.



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