Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Rotten by Michael Northrop

So I'm not fond of animal books, but I really enjoyed this one.  JD has just come home from a stint "upstate" to find that his mom has adopted a rescue dog, a Rottweiler he names Johnny Rotten, or JR for short.  When JR bites one of JD's friends, the boy's family sees dollar signs and sues JD's mom.  It's up to JD to save his dog from being put down and his mom from losing the house.  It's impossible not to cheer for JD and JR in this book boys (and girls) are sure to love.  Recommended for grades 7 - up.

2 comments:

Ms. Yingling said...

I liked this one. It was edgy enough for 8th graders, but not too bad for 6th graders.

Paige Y. said...

I agree. I think it will be a big hit at my school. I plan on booktalking it today.