Straydog by Kathe KojaStraydog by Kathe Koja


byKathe Koja

Mass Market Paperback | March 30, 2004

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Rachel is happiest when she's volunteering at the animal shelter, especially after she meets the feral collie she names Grrl; they're both angry and alone. When a teacher encourages her to write about it, Rachel finds another outlet for her pain and frustration. But writing about Grrl is much easier than teaching Grrl to trust her. And when Griffin, the new boy in school, devises a plan to spring Grrl from the shelter and bring her home, Rachel finds that the dog isn't the only one who must learn to trust.
Kathe Koja is the author of several novels for adults. Her work has been honored by the ALA, the ASPCA and with the Bram Stoker Award. Her books have been published in seven languages and optioned for film.  She lives in the Detroit area with her husband and teenage son.
Title:StraydogFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 6.66 × 4.19 × 0.39 inPublished:March 30, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142400718

ISBN - 13:9780142400715

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful although straydog is a short read it is very good! I managed to finish it very quickly and some people might need some tissue at the end! Straydog is about a girl whos never had a friend in her life until one guy changes how she feels about "best friends" Together they struggle to free the one person Rachel really feels like he can relate to.. a feral dog straight from the streets she names Grrl. This story will keep you absorbed from cover to cover! Great read for teens of all ages (please note that this book is only 106 pages long!!!)
Date published: 2006-08-24

Editorial Reviews

"The strong characters, rich detail, and well-articulated emotions, interspersed with Rachel's startling writing, make a powerful story that will resonate with many teens."