Justin is fascinated with the aged guard dog at the corner store. He names it Smokey and sneaks the dog treats. Smokey belongs to a company that supplies working dogs to local businesses. Justin is thrilled to get a job working for Smokey's company, until
ebook, 112 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Orca Book Publishers
(first published 2009)
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As an animal lover I found this book really difficult to read. Although the author did tell a very compelling story that made me want to keep reading, I felt that she might have included an ending that was a bit more realistic. I felt that the protagonist, Justin, was well developed, but I simply do not believe that his problems could be so easily resolved. The good thing about this book was that I am now interested in exploring animal issues.
Oct 13, 2010 Rosanna Lang rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
People who are cruel to animals should just be shot, no questions asked. This book was hard to read at times,the dogs are treated rather badly but it ended on a happier note. this is a book for older readers.
Mar 17, 2011 Kat rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Justin has a soft spot for dogs. When he lands a job with some shady characters who rent security dogs, he is forced to make a very grown up decision. A quick read, lots of action and a good plot.