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ISBN:159990702X
Author: Randi Reisfeld
ISBN13: 978-1599907024
Title: What the Dog Said
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Language: English
Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (February 28, 2012)
Pages: 256

What the Dog Said by Randi Reisfeld



What the Dog Said book. This combination grief novel, mystery, and talking dog story bridges the real and the fanciful. Reisfeld’s novel is moored by believable characters, dialogue, and emotions. Animal lovers will relish the details about training service dogs, readers will follow Grace’s determination to have her father’s killer brought to justice, and all will find her hard-won healing inspiring. School Library Journal.

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Reisfeld resorts to telling rather than showing too often: I needed to uncoil the knot of loss inside me, to unlock the dark cell I’d been living in since Dad died, for example, resulting in a voice that never rings quite true. Other characters, too, seem trite, with the best voice being that of the enthusiastically inquisitive dog, leaving this an imaginative but not fully realized concept. This dog tale will, nonetheless, appeal to animal lovers, who may hear their pets’ voices just as clearly.

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Randi Reisfeld (Author). I didn't know what to expect from a book with a "talking" dog, but "What the dog Said" actually turned out to be heartwarming, funny, and surprisingly realistic at the same time. I loved meeting Rex, a goofy shelter dog who has the ability to "talk" to Grace( the main character) and comfort her after the loss of her dad. The two of them form a special bond that guides them through service dog training-and through life.

Read "What the Dog Said" by Randi Reisfeld with Rakuten Kobo. Ever since her police officer father was killed a few months ago, Grace Abernathy hasn't wanted to do much of anything.

A hot summer bind-up filled with new friends, new flings, and hot digs. A house at the beach. A bunch of hot strangers. A three-month party that's off the hook. From the Hollywood Hills to the shores of Cape Cod, everyone's all in: from sunrise to sunset, from rays to raves, and everything in-between-anything goes. It doesn't matter where the money comes from or whose heart gets broken; It's the summer that's going to change everything. She's pulled away from her friends, her grades are plummeting. The last thing Grace wants is to be dragged into her older sister Regan's plan to train a shelter dog as a service dog. But Grace has no idea how involved she'll get-especially when a mangy mutt named Rex starts talking to her.

Nor, it must be said, was very bright. But he was loyal beyond measure and knew what mattered. Shortly after their police officer father is killed in the line of duty, thirteen-year-old Grace's older sister decides to adopt a dog to train as a service dog for a handicapped child so that she can write about it for her college applications, but, true to form, it is the grief-stricken Grace who ends up taking responsibility for the. do. (more).

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Ever since her police officer father was killed a few months ago, Grace Abernathy hasn't wanted to do much of anything. She's pulled away from her friends, her grades are plummeting . . . it's a problem. The last thing Grace wants is to be dragged into her older sister Regan's plan to train a shelter dog as a service dog. But Grace has no idea how involved she'll get-especially when a mangy mutt named Rex starts talking to her. Has Grace gone off the deep end? Or might this dog be something really special-an angel? A spirit? Either way, he is exactly the therapy that Grace needs.

Reviews: 7
Mash
I thought this was a terrific book. The story is about a girl who loses her father in a gang related killing. The girl has a difficult time dealing with her father's death and her mom and sister want her to get back to being herself. The story sounds true to life and addresses real life situations. It covers grief, loss, and how to get on with your life after suffering a terrible loss and knowing that the murderers are loose and you can't do a thing about it. I loved how the author kept your interest and the dog's character was wonderful. The dog helps the girl to grow and come to terms with her grief. I liked how the girl's friends put up with her unkind behavior for months and still didn't give up on her. Real friends are hard to come by. I didn't find anything about this book that I didn't like. I would recommend it to anyone who has ever suffered a loss of a family member by wrongful means and even if you didn't it is still a great book and covers all the angles that really come up in situations like that.
Sermak Light
I love dogs - we have 4 Schnauzers. This is a story about a young lady whose father was a police officer who is killed. The dog helps her
to deal with his death. It is a well written, well researched storyline and style and has a satisfactory ending. We all know our pets help us deal with the losses in our lives but this is a charming and sometimes light hearted look at how this dog helped the daughter come to terms with what happened to her father. The dialog is realistic. Heart warming story. I highly recommend it. I bought several other copies as gifts to dog loving friends for Christmas last year.
Fordredor
I didn't know what to expect from a book with a "talking" dog, but "What the dog Said" actually turned out to be heartwarming, funny, and surprisingly realistic at the same time. I loved meeting Rex, a goofy shelter dog who has the ability to "talk" to Grace( the main character) and comfort her after the loss of her dad. The two of them form a special bond that guides them through service dog training-and through life. Further in the book, Grace and also begins to search for the truth behind her dad's death , and finds out more about her family than shed ever known( this even adds a more serious/mystery tone to the book) As Grace becomes closer to both her mom and her (popular) older sister, Regan, she starts to wonder who Rex really is. An angel? Or even, somehow, her dad? That question stays mostly unsolved, but the ending was still very good., but sad at the same time. This is a must read for any tween or teen girl, dog lover, or just someone looking for a good story. I loved it and I hope you will too! Five stars * * * * *!

Review by girl, 13
Gugrel
This book is funny, touching and full of heart. The characters are well developed, even if they don't have a large presence in the book. Based solely on the title and brief overview of the book, it sounded like just a comedy but it has more layers to it. The ending provides closure rather than leaving questions in the reader's mind. There were only a couple of minor typos. This is a thoroughly enjoyable story. It doesn't drag through sappy reprieves or become entrenched in the past. Definitely a story I highly recommend to any reader.
Goldcrusher
If you're thinking this is your regular "doggie" story, then you're wrong. I found this story to be thought provoking, a refreshing book different from the normal doggie books. As you read it, you start questioning your own belief in what could be happening. It's an easy read book, not a lot of characters to keep track of and leaving you with a lot of info on service dogs AND the people who ned them. At the same time, you will be touched by the young girl missing her Dad. A LOT in one book....GREAT!
Otiel
A powerful story about finding what you need even if it's not what you want. After her father dies Grace struggles to find a reason to go on while the rest of her family seems to move on, a wise cracking dog is just what she needs.
Precious
This book was amazing, at first, I thought it's was a child's story about puppy love, and believe me I LOVE dogs in general, but this book is actually telling a life lesson of moving on in life, just like the latest book I've read, 'Losing Forever.' This book is one of the best I've ever read, it's very creative and sad, but the end is heartwarming and satisfying.
I did not realize this was a coming of age book aimed teenage girls but finished it anyway and was glad I did. The book did at least part of that it was intended to do - it touched me. If I was 15 it may have taught me a life lesson but at 57 I have already learned what it had to offer. Kudos to the author.