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Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
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Mar 12, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 7up, poetry
Read in March, 2009

Jack's budding (god, i hate that i just used that word) appreciation for poetry, and confidence in his own writing grows at a believable pace, and his excitement about what he reads and his shyness concerning his own words are both achingly sweet (and familiar) sentiments. Relatable read for kids, sweet/funny read for adults, like reading a journal you wrote in elementary school; a little embarassing but at moments striking in its simplicity (in this case: When Jack delikes a poem because he doesn't understand it, then decides that maybe it doesn't have to make sense. Maybe the author was just trying to make a picture with words. Simple. Perfect. Made me say "Oh, right. Exactly." to myself.

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