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The Greyhound

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Fifteen-year-old Danny is a troubled kid, and trouble always seems to follow him. Things are changing just too fast his family has moved to a new town, his father is battling alcoholism, and Danny has a hair-trigger temper that causes him problems with the teachers and the other kids at his new school. But as they say, everybody can do at least one thing well, and for Dann ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 22nd 2011 by Dundurn
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A great coming-of-age novel about a teenager struggling with some dark inner demons. I was really impressed with the novel because it didn't sugar-coat some of the real trauma that teenagers have to live through, we're definitely not all suburban Leave-it-to-Beaver types.

Danny, the protagonist, has to deal with some dark things years before he's emotionally ready and I think The Greyhound did a good job of capturing the confusion and turmoil in his life. There's a point that all teenagers go thr
They Greyhound was a great book about a tragic time in a young man's life, it's never easy to accept that your parents aren't perfect and accept them for their humanity. The dog is a perfect choice for an easy companion that Danny can love and receive love. I like the choice of a safe environment for Danny to let out his aggression in a dojo and in learning judo he learns to control his anger. I enjoyed this book very much.
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