Sam Kim's Reviews > Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

Cracker! by Cynthia Kadohata
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Jul 15, 09

Recommended for: dog handlers, war veterans, dog lovers
Read in July, 2009

Another book about the pros and cons of a relationship between man and dog - this time in the Vietnam War...

First of all, the characters are well put and thought of. The book clearly depicts the rugged world of dog handlers.

Cracker is a nice dog name, I was just wondering. Anyway, I was a bit disappointed that there was hardly a huge conflict in the story. I mean, hardly anyone significant had died in the end (except Cracker's owner's friend's dog). The plots can be quite repetitive as well. However, it did contain some spirit of patriotism, friendship, teamwork, and courage, so this book DID have a moral meaning. And I also loved the way the author expressed both the dog and the owner's perspectives in the story...

In overall, the book was a great one and it shall hardly be ignored in future generations.

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