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Doggem by John F Leonard
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it was amazing
bookshelves: kindle, short-story, horror, dark-fantasy

A few months ago I read a very creepy short story written by this author, so I was looking forward to checking this one out too.

Doggem is the class toy. A stuffed dog that gets passed around the class so the teacher can assess the kids in her class, as well as the parent involvement.

When George gets to take Doggem home for the holidays, his parents don't seem to care. They're too wrapped up in the visit they're planning to Grandma's house. And when they get there, something awful looms in the woods around the cottage...

That was such a great story!

I have to admit, when I first started reading, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it because the main character was wandering all over the place. But, of course he would--he's a toy!

Anyway, it didn't take long for me to get sucked into the story because Doggem's voice became virtually impossible to shake. The story he witnesses while in the care of George was quite unexpected. Wow! Didn't expect it to go there. Didn't think this toy would experience something so... dark.

Trust me, I'm not just talking about the end to George's family drama, I'm also talking about where Doggem ends up. It's almost like two endings in one story, which totally fits because the plushie is like a fly on the wall watching everything unfold.

Yep. I really enjoyed this! And it also reminded me of the time my daughter actually did this at school. A strange experiment, but one that seems to work. LOL.

This is a shortie worth reading.
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Reading Progress

May 24, 2019 – Shelved
May 24, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
May 24, 2019 – Shelved as: kindle
May 24, 2019 – Shelved as: short-story
June 4, 2019 – Shelved as: horror
June 4, 2019 – Shelved as: dark-fantasy
June 5, 2019 – Started Reading
June 5, 2019 – Finished Reading

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