Daily Archives: May 25, 2014

Teen Reviewed: The Dogs of Christmas

Dogs of ChristmasToday marks exactly six months until Christmas.  Have you started shopping yet, lol?

The Dogs of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron

Josh Michaels is surprised (and very angry) when his neighbor dumps his pregnant dog Lucy on him.  But Josh can’t leave the dog outside in the cold, and though he never had a dog before, he’s determined to do the best he can for Lucy and her puppies.  Not knowing what to do, Josh calls the local animal shelter and meets Kerri, a beautiful woman with a strong love for animals.  As Josh learns how to care for the puppies from Kerri, he is surprised to find himself falling for her.  But he is falling even harder for his new family, Lucy and the puppies.  Originally, he was planning on having them be adopted through the shelters “Dogs of Christmas” program, but now he’s having second thoughts.  As the adoption dates loom closer, Josh wonders if he can separate his furry family from each other.

The Dogs of Christmas is a really great holiday tale that explores the power of family, love, and a box full of puppies.

I started reading the book because the title had a picture of a dog with a Santa hat.  I like dogs, and it was Christmas time, so I decided to read it.

This book reminded me of Katie Up and Down the Hall because this book is also about a dog that worms her way into somebody’s heart.

Six Word Recap: Josh learns about dogs and love.

Bruce Cameron’s Website.

–Liz , Grade 8, Lake City