Mad Dog

Monday, March 21, 2011

Let’s get this straight from the get-go: Nice Manor will consider adopting one dog. ONE. I’m allowing you to bring the four so that we can choose one. That is, if any of the dogs work out, which at this point seems like a long shot.

Book: Mad Dog by Dandi Daley Mackall, Tyndale House Publishers, 2008
Mad Dog (Starlight Animal Rescue) 
Genre: Realistic Fiction/Horse Story
Target Audience: Girls and Boys 13-19
Summary: Mad Dog is Wes’s former nickname, and an accurate description of him sometimes. Only his dog Rex seems to be able to calm him down when he gets angry. And Wes has a lot to be angry about right now: the animal “shelter” that puts to sleep dogs that don’t get adopted, the crabby director of the nursing home that tries to shoot down the idea of the nursing home adopting a dog program, Dakota and the trouble she causes with his dogs, and finally, the biggest cause of his anger: his mom in jail. Wes’ anger is growing and growing, getting more and more out of control. Can anything get ahold of him before his anger explodes further?
Notes: This is the second in Dandi Daley Mackall’s newest animal series. The focus is on a family that brings in foster children or teens who are desperately in need of love. Each book in the series focuses on one child or teen and their struggles. In this one, Wes learns to rely on God’s plan for him and let go of his anger. He has to learn to rest in God’s promises to take care of him.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.


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