Doggirl by Robin Brande
Genre: Young Adult, Dogs
Setting: High School
Source: Ebook, purchased
Publishing Date: 2011
Synopsis: I BELIEVE IN SIGNS.
And this one said: “Dog trainer needed immediately. Must provide own dog.”
I snatched the paper off the announcement board before anyone else could see it.
BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT TIME.
Meet Riley Case: An expert with dogs, lousy with people. She’s been keeping a low profile at her high school–well, except for that incident with the birds–but when the chance comes to use her talents as a dog trainer to help the drama department win a national competition, she knows she can’t stay in the shadows any longer.
Funny and tender, with plenty for any animal-lover to love, DOGGIRL and her dogs will steal your heart.
I loved this story about a high school girl who trains her three dogs. After she finishes college she wants to train dogs for movies. She gets her first job for the dogs in a school play.
I heard once that people know what they want to be by the time they’re ten years old. I’ve known since I was four.
My parents brought home the movie Babe, and forget it, that was it. I’ve watched it like 8,000 times now. The pig, the dogs, the duck, the sheep–someone had to teach each and every one of them how to perform all those tricks.
Riley is a great character. She doesn’t really understand people, but she understands and loves animals–especially dogs and they love her. The dogs in this book are wonderful. I would love to know all of them! I don’t read many young adult books, but reading this book made me happy.
Fig, Jack and Heidi
The dogs in the book–a Great Pyrenees named Fig; a Border Collie named Jack; and a Dachshund named Heidi–stole the show for me. I’d love to meet dogs like them. Fig has actually saved Riley’s life a couple of times. Jack knows the meaning of many words
If you like dogs, or school plays or just want to read a story that will make you happy you should read Doggirl.
My Rating: A-
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