Good Dog

Written by Dan Gemeinhart

Brodie was a good dog. And good dogs go to heaven. Except Brodie can’t move on. Not just yet. As wonderful as his glimpse of the afterlife is, he can’t forget the boy he left behind. The boy he loved, and who loved him in return.
The boy who’s still in danger.
So Brodie breaks the rules of heaven. He returns to Earth as a spirit. With the help of two other lost souls — lovable pitbull Tuck and surly housecat Patsy — he is determined to find his boy and to save him.
Even if it costs him paradise. Even if he loses his eternal soul. Because it’s what a good dog would do.

Gemeinhart is one of my favorite authors. I enjoy his use of vocabulary and ability to inject hope into struggle. This book contains many mature themes such as animal cruelty, abuse and murder. I would recommend it mainly to upper grades even though it is not very long or difficult.

Review by Jessica Riggs, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5-6

Good Dog
Written by Dan Gemeinhart
Scholastic Press
290 pages
Release Date: March 27, 2018
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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