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Love that dog review
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Reader reviewed by Orion A.

Book Review On Love That Dog


My book is not the best one anyone could ever read, but I would be happy to show you why. This is a book that is written in free verse poetry form. It takes places at Jacks(protagonist) school. The book also isnt so great when it comes to descriptions or different settings so thats the only spot where it takes place. There are three main characters in this story. One of them is Jack, in this story he write poetry but is very embarrassed about it. Second, there is Jacks teacher, his teacher encourages him to go on with his poetry as much as he can even though Jacks too embarrassed to write his name on the poems he writes. Lastly, there is Mr. Walter Dean Myers, he becomes a key character in the book as soon as Jack starts reading his poems. To pretty much summarize what I have been speaking about, the story is about a boy named Jack who likes to write poetry, but too scared to share that fact with his classmates. Through out the story he keeps reading poems of various styles and every time he reads one, he makes a new one or edits one of the written ones so they sound better. His favorite poem ends up to be Love That Boy, by Mr. Walter Dean Myers. He liked it so much he sent him an email asking for him to come to Jacks school, and he actually came! Afterwards of that action taking place Jack was courageous enough to put his name on his papers, and then on he wrote great poetry. Though it sounds good, I truthfully was disgusted with this book.
Though I absolutely love poetry, I do not recommend this book. This book made me feel as if I was reading at a second grade level. Literally, every page I read took me less that a minute to read because of the easy words and little amount on the page. I really understood the plot and what was taking place, but it didnt have enough to put me in a state of mind where I actually wanted to read more and concentrate on it as much as I can. The plot was pretty realistic, but it was just too boring. Though I didnt like the book I did like that they wrote it in poetry form because it made everything a bit more interesting. I feel very strongly about my personal opinion of the book.
I dont think I will be reading anymore of this authors books. I dont want to because of the way they wrote this book. It pretty much says the author doesnt even try to add detail to their books. This book makes me feel like the author just rushed while writing this to get it done with. For that fact I think the author needs to recognize that great things take time and patience. I dont recommend this book to anyone who likes detailed things.
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