No More Dead Dogs
”I wasn’t surprised,” I said. “I knew Old Shep was going to die before I started page one.”
”Don’t be ridiculous,“ the teacher snapped. “How?”
I shrugged. “Because the dog always dies. Go to the library and pick out a book with an award sticker and a dog on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down.”
And from there, the woes of Wallace Wallace spiral ever downward. Now Wallace Wallace (WW going forward and not to be confused with Humbert Humbert, who had his own obsessive behaviors) is one co...more
I liked this book because it was somewhat relatable to me. This is manly because of Mr. Fogelman. I had a teacher in middle school when I was probably around the ...more
"I wasn't surprised," I said. "I knew Old Shep was going to die before I started page one."
"Don't be ridiculous," the teacher snapped. "How?"
I shrugged. "Because the dog always dies. Go to the library and pick out a book with an award sticker and a dog on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down."
I don’t know that much about Gordon Korman, the author of No More Dead Dogs. I think he did pretty well, but it was slow moving. I believe he could have made it more interesting by either making it have more action or making it shorter. This would mean it has less dead time. By “dead time” I mean the characters just babbling about random stuff.
I think the book was a little bit boring, but it had some interesting parts. I strongly disliked the fact that it changed the perspective from ...more
Wallace was an accidental hero in w ...more
No More Dead Dogs takes place during the school football season. Wallace Wallace cannot tell a lie. When he has to write a book report on Old Shep, My Pal he writes how awful the book is. It happens to be his teacher’s favorite book. He is given detention until he can write a better book review. During detention he has to sit and watch rehearsals for the play Old Shep, My Pal that his teacher is directing. Because of the detention, Wallace is not permitted to play football. Oddly ...more
book that he refused to do a report on. But things go bad and everyone thinks its Wallice doing them. Will the real culprit be cougt? Will Wallice get back on the team? Will he ever write tha ...more
The story itself provides a few mild diversions as W ...more
As part of Wallace’s detention, he is forced to watch the rehearsals for th ...more
No More Dead Dogs is a great book... I don't know how to explain it... Ok here's a start.
I love the play for "Old Shep, My Pal" and how Wallace changed the entire thing. It made me want to laugh out loud, and seriously, I mean out loud...
It surprised me so much that Dylan was behind all the pranks on "Old Shep, My Pal"... Anyone else feel the sameway? It kinda made me hate him a little bit. Not completely mind you.
The way I feel about some characters:
Wallace Wallace? I'm empatheti ...more
Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While i ...more