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Teen Reviewed: A Dog’s Journey​

dogsjourneyTitle: A Dog’s Journey
Author: ​W. Bruce Cameron

Summary: This book, A Dog’s Journey, is the sequel to the book A Dog’s Purpose. In this book, Buddy figures out that he is a good dog. He took care of his owners, no matter how long or short he was with them. He thinks he figured out his purpose in life (or lives,) to take care of Ethan, right? But as he watches Ethan’s granddaughter Clarity, he knows that baby Clarity needs a dog of her own. When he is reborn, Buddy is over-joyed to see Clarity, now a teenager. As Clarity, or CJ as she prefers to be called, navigates life, Buddy is there to support her. As the inside flap of the book cover says, “Do we really take care of our pets, or do they take care of us? A Dog’s Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.”

If the characters were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To… Buddy: Be Most Loyal.

–Liz, Lake City Teen Blogger

Teen Reviews: Double Take

Double TakeTitle and Author: Double Take by Melody Carlson

I started reading this book because . . . it had the interesting premise of a rich city girl swapping places with an Amish country girl.

I continued reading because . . . I was entertained by the whimsical trials and tribulations as the girls tried to get used to each other’s lives.

Yearbook awards: One of the main characters, Madison van Buren, would be voted “Most Likely To Never Learn How To Wash Dishes.”  Anna Fisher would be voted “Most Likely To Try To See the Best in Everyone.”

Six word recap: City princess, Amish girl swap places.

This book reminded me of:  the classic prince and the pauper stories and of books and tv shows, where twins swap places.

–Rebecca, Teen Center Adviser