After having a good chat about books that we like in my book club, Katherine said that she would like to do a mini recommendation. Of course I said yes!
A Dog called Homeless by Sarah Lean
I recommend this book because it’s very emotional. Some parts are sad, some exciting and some happy. What I love about this book is that you can try and guess what will happen, but you’ll never get it right. I’d say that this book is for people in year 4 and upwards.
I also recommend The Longest Whale Song by Jacqueline Wilson.
Thank you Katherine! I love a story which has twists and turns in. I always try and guess what will happen or why people are acting certain ways, but the authors are always one step ahead! I can see that A Dog Called Homeless, as well as winning your approval, also won the Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School in 2013 and has 4.15 out of 5 stars on goodreads.com. It must be good!
Below is the blurb for this book taken from goodreads.com and there is link beneath that if you would like to read more about it on their website.
“My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven’t spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn’t always make things happen, however much you want them to.”
When Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking – what’s the point if no one is listening?
The only other living soul who sees Cally’s mum is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mum appears. But without a voice, how will Cally convince anyone that her mum is still with them, and how will she ever persuade her Dad that the huge silver-grey dog is their last link with her?
An outstandingly assured debut novel from a sparkling new talent.
I added a picture of The Longest Whale Song which also gives a little information on the rough feel of the book. I found it online and it is written by someone in year 6.