I abosiuletly loved this book when I rea dit in I believ the fifth or sixth grade. It's written simply about a boy and his love for his dog. THe style is in verse and even though it doesn't rhyme the words have such deep meaning that it makes you feel for the narrator. Sharon Creech also wrote books like Absolutely Normal Chaos, Wanderer and of coruse the imfamous Walk to Moons. I would defintely reccomend this book to any elemantary schooler.