Monday, February 27, 2012

100 Books in 2012: Notes From the Dog by Gary Paulsen

Book 15: Notes from the Dog by Gary Paulsen

When fourteen year old Finn is faced with a summer alone with his dog Dylan while his best friend Matthew works at a construction site and his dad goes to work and school, it is Finn's new next door neighbor, Johanna, who suggests that he create a garden in his yard. Facing breast cancer in her early twenties, Johanna is funny, caring, and insightful and helps bring Finn out of his shell and helps him create a beautiful garden. A great coming of age story about a young boy who learns to connect with the people around him.

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