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Hound Dog True by Linda Urban
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Jan 08, 12

bookshelves: family, friendship, middle-grade, realistic-fiction
Read on January 08, 2012

Mattie breen is shy and still suffers from a bullying incident in fourth grade when another girl read her notebook of stories and made fun of her. On top of all that, Mattie and her mom have moved four times. Now Mattie is entering fifth grade and has a plan to avoid having to make friends- become the custodial assistant to her Uncle Potluck. This is a heart breaking story that has such a hopeful ending. Mattie's worries are so eloquently revealed through her writing. Her Uncle helps Mattie's mother see that her own fears cause them to move so often. Mattie and her mom both learn how to be brave.
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