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Dog Gone by Cynthia Chapman Willis
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Jun 20, 10

bookshelves: dogs, family_story, fiction, friendship, strong-female-character, grief
Recommended for: Grade 4 and up
Read from June 15 to 16, 2010, read count: 1

The death of Dill's mother has splintered the family. Her father no longer eats meals at home, her grandfather tries to draw Dill's feelings out, and the family dog, Dead End, disappears frequently, returning covered with manure and blood. When the word goes out that dog packs are chasing and killing area livestock, Dill's life is monopolized by her fear that the dog her mother loved so much is in danger. Her longtime best friend Cub tries to stand beside her and help her, but it's a tough job when she begins to lie to her family and Dameon Thornburn begins to threaten both of them.

This is a moving story of a young girl whose mother's death has left her devastated and unable to deal with the grief.

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