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Sydney has a dog problem named Fred, a retired bomb sniffing dog that her wounded veteran dad brought home with him from the war. Dad suffers from PTSD and only talks to Fred. Mom copes with the stress by working more. Sydney handles homework, household chores and bullies on her own.

Sydney wished for a perfect family. The kind she had before her dad went to war and came
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Paperback, 1, 246 pages
Published November 20th 2019 by Keyes Canyon Press
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thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
I loved this thought it was a great middle grade story about family, friendship, dogs, bullying and surviving. The story was a little kooky at times but I loved that about it too, well written characters and a well rounded story, well suited to its age group

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Riley
What a lovely tale of friendship and family and animals.
I received this as a giveaway from Goodreads for a review and it did not disappoint. While it was a delightful read, it covered topics like bullying, PTSD, tumultuous family life, and stray animal treatment. Sydney just wants things to go back to the way they were before her dad returned from Afghanistan, and attempts to fix everything with a foolish wish. When it comes true with incredible consequences, she must figure out how to return
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Shiraz
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sydney Porter is bullied at school. At home things are tense - her mother is always working and her father is suffering from PTSD and gives all his attention to the dog he served with. A series of events leaves Sydney in dog form and now she has to try to navigate her way around with the help of her father's dog.
This was a sweet story that tries to address some larger issues with varying success. Sydney's dog life is reminiscent of aspects of Dodie Smith's Hundred and One Dalmatians. Her
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Laura
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh, a book that makes me cry, stay up late, and read during work deserves a high rating. This book hit all the right buttons, a middle-grade book about a young girl whose father has PTSD, and relates to his service dog more than to her.

So, she wishes she was a dog, and well, the wish comes true.

And that is the story. Sydney is now a dog. And what does a young girl do as a dog? How do you get your parents to see you for who you are? And what happens when they can't find her?

As the police and the
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Anneke
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Book Review - Sydney Porter: Dog Girl
Author: L.G. Reed
Publisher: Keyes Canyon Press
Publication Date: October 26, 2019
Review Date: October 18, 2019

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the blurb:
“In this Middle Grade Fantasy, eleven-year-old Sydney has a problem named Fred. He’s a retired bomb sniffing dog that her wounded veteran dad brought home with him from the war. Dad suffers from PTSD and only talks to Fred. Mom copes with the stress by
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Rachael
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an e-ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sydney's dad is a war veteran who suffers from PTSD. She believes her dad loves Fred, his bomb-sniffing dog, more than he loves her. Things get a little strange when Sydney wishes to become a dog and the wish comes true. Follow Sydney on her adventures as a dog as she learns more about her dad, Fred, and herself.

Sydney Porter: Dog Girl was an adorable story about one girl and her mission to better understand her dad. I
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Sara Martins
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher, NetGalley and the author.

This story is bonkers! In good ways and also some quite strange ones.
The premise for this is incredible and the plot is very original: our main character, Sydney, who is struggling with the home and school life, alienated from her PTSD-suffering father, encounters (the best piece of) magical realism and turns into a dog in the literal
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Steve Gougeon
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"A wish wished in love is granted" is one sentence that shows up a few time in this book. I'm sure you can see where this is going. Poor kiddo doesn't get along with her wounded veteran dad's retired bomb sniffing dog. Even worse, she's lost all connection to her dad because of him suffering from PTSD after returning from Afghanistan, and her mom throws herself in her work to cope with it all.

Seeing how her dad talks to his dog, she wishes to become a dog, out of love and wanting to reconnect
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Anitalia Payne
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to NetGalley, Keyes Canyon Press for the ARC provided.

I loved this book! Brings multiple topics in it such as : love, kindness, friendship, bullying, even PTSD. And its beautifully written in a point of view of a middle-grade girl who tried to live her life in a normal way with a normal family. The friendship between Sydney, Fred and Lea is so adorable, showed the readers that “dog is a men’s best friend”.

I loved how to world of dogs being described so clear, how they communicate to
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MayorEmma
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Earc from netgalley.

personally not one of my favorites, but it will be a good choice for middle grade readers who like dog stories or in this case, girl turning into a dog stories.
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Linda G. Reed, American Author, born in Cleveland Ohio and raised in the upper-mid-west before moving to the west coast. She practiced marketing and engineering in the Los Angeles area for decades and published numerous magazine articles. Her first novel “The Maiden Voyage of the Maryann” won the Cygnus Awards 1st Place for the Women's Fantasy/SciFi Category.

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