by Captain Lyaf Yarr
Title: Boys are Dogs
Author: Leslie Margolis
Page Count: 195
Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Summary: Annabelle is going into 6th grade at her first coed (boys and girls) school. She and her mom move in with her mom’s boyfriend (a.k.a. Dweeble), and because of the big move they get her a dog. The dog isn’t trained and is a big problem, but not the only problem. The boys aren’t exactly as she imagined. In fact they’re worse! Much, much, worse! Just like wild dogs. Now Annablles’ job is not only to train her new dog but to train all the boys at school.
Why I Started This Book:
I began this book because, it was on a list of books I had to read for school. I started this one first because it looked the most amusing and was the most appealing to me.
- I enjoyed reading the parts of this book when Annabelle was reading her dog training book and Leslie wrote what she was reading. I got to learn 10 times more information than if it wasn’t written.
- I liked reading from Annabelle’s point of view, and getting to hear what she was thinking. She sounded like my idea of a 6th grader starting a new school. I could have been her friend.
- I liked this book because Annabelle is in 6th grade, and so am I. So while I was reading I could relate to her problems as if they were my own. Well, maybe not all, as I’ve always been in coed schooling.
- I didn’t like the ending. Why you ask? Well it wasn’t exactly how I thought it would end, and I thought there was a better alternative.
Book Rating: I give this book 4 treasure cheats! It interested me the whole time I was reading. It was fun reading what someone else thinks about boys. I would like to read Leslie’s other book called “Girls Acting Catty.”