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How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
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Apr 12, 10

it was ok
bookshelves: childrens-books, fiction, young-adult, read-in-2010
Recommended to Anna by: Mary
Read in April, 2010

I expected to like this more than I did. I think the writing was very engaging in the beginning but somehow I never really came to like Georgina very much and I absolutely hated her mother until the very end. I know we were supposed to empathize with her and understand why she decided to steal this dog, but I never felt like the moral of the story came through enough for me. I would've liked for the message to be more direct in the end, as I think a lot of kids might miss it. And I thought the ending seemed pretty rushed and all the good news seemed too "happily ever after" given what had happened on the first 160 or so pages.

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