Sandra is a girl who has an unstable life. One day, she is out with a boy she likes and she bumps into a drunk. She knocks down the drunk man's beer and he goes crazy. All of a sudden, she isn't human anymore. She goes back to her house and her family gets scared of her and threaten to call the dogpound, so she runs for her life. She then spends the next few days roaming around town, meeting other dogs who were once humans that turned into dogs and learning from them about the dog world. At first, she wanted to turn back into a human and spent a long time with the drunkard who did the damage in the first place. Though she still wanted to be with her family, she eventually changed her views and thought that being a dog wasn't that bad.
I didn't like this book. Melvin Burgess is known for writing controversial books, and this one is definately one of them. He really knows how to capture the essence of a dog, though I think that some parts were unnecessary (*read the book to find out what I'm talking about*) I didn't like the way the story flowed and the writing style. Maybe some of his other books are better. But don't read this because of my review.
I'm sure that people who really like animals, expecially dogs, will really like this book. I'm curious to see the reactions of other divas who have read this book or any books by Melvin Burgess.