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There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
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Dec 07, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: speculative, ya, rev
Read from November 30 to December 07, 2011

This book did not grip me. I admire the workmanship of it. It's smart, and interesting, and well-put-together, and original, and sometimes very, very funny. But it was a little cold. Maybe because Bob crosses a line from petulant to sociopathic when he truly doesn't understand why he should be paying attention to thousands of starving people when he has an annoying mom to deal with. Maybe because way too much of the characterization for his love interest hinges on her being super-pretty and wearing summery dresses and loving animals. I appreciated this book, and I would even recommend it for people who like satire and religious commentary, but as a story alone, it left me cold.

Original, though. And very well-written. And truly, deeply weird.

P.S. Rosoff's been writing some adult novels recently. I'm not sure if this one is really a full return to YA. It could make a bit more sense to me, genre-wise as a quirky book for grown-ups.

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