25 March 2009

Kathe Koja – Straydog

Posted by Dirk under: books .

Another YA book.  I must be regressing or something. Back in the 90’s Kathe Koja wrote several ‘horror’ novels that were pretty dark and disturbing (to me, anyways) and when I read that she was writing Young Adult novels I pretty much said “what the fuck?” and I wanted to try one of them.  And when I saw the cover for this one I wanted to check it out even more.

I liked it.  It’s not what I expected.  For some reason I was thinking a YA novel would have more of a bunnies and butterflies vibe or something but this book is a bit more than that.

It’s a very short book.  Basically about a young girl who feels misunderstood by everybody and volunteers at the local animal shelter where she bonds with a stray dog that is very feral and pretty much beyond hope and her attempts to save the dog from it’s fate.

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