How to Steal a Dog
* * */ Three Stars
Genre: Adventure, Intellect, Suspense, Drama (a few funny scenes . . .)
In this simple yet gripping book by Barbara O'Connor, a family is in real trouble. As in, home trouble. And money trouble. And, well, all kinds of other trouble; even sleeping-in-our-car-'cause-we-lost-our-place trouble. So, when Georgina and her little brother find a poster for a missing dog, they're surprised; the reward is $500! The two devise a plan; find a rich person, steal their dog, wait until they put up posters, and then return the dog to gain the expensive reward. Simple, right? They just didn't expect the chain of events that happened afterwards . . .
In this book, the story comes to life as you slip into Georgina's shoes. You are always asking yourself,'What will happen next?' I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good, quick read (By the way, I gave this a three stars because I thought it was too quick for my liking; I like slow, more-developed books, but everyone's different, right?).