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ISBN13: 9780374372781
ISBN10: 0374372780
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A powerful debut novel

A female collie mix, so beautiful, all gold and white and dirty; shes in the last cage on the aisle, curled up quiet, watching everything - but when I get too close she goes completely crazy, biting at the bars, herself, anything in reach, until I back off and away. Her growls like ripping metal, jagged, dangerous, and strong . . . Dont mess with me, that growl says. I may be in a cage but I can still bite.

Rachel is happiest when shes volunteering at the animal shelter, especially after she meets the feral collie she names Grrl: theyre both angry and alone. When a teacher encourages her to write about the dog, Rachel finds another outlet for her pain and frustration. Writing about Grrl is easy. But teaching Grrl to trust her is a much tougher task. And when Griffin, the new boy in school, devises a plan to bring Grrl home, Rachel finds that the dog isnt the only one who must learn to trust.

Kathe Koja offers a raw and emotional tale about a girl who risks breaking out of her own cage to find the help she needs.

About the Author

Kathe Koja is the author of several novels for adults. She lives in the Detroit area with her husband and teenage son.

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kid027, April 16, 2007 (view all comments by kid027)
I thought it was a decesent book it just got kinda confusing at the end of each chapter when it went to her essay
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374372781
Author:
Koja, Kathe
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Animal shelters
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
D36
Publication Date:
20020412
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.52 x 5.84 x 0.605 in
Age Level:
13-17

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