Book Review: Rotten by Michael Northrop

RottenWhen JD returns from spending his summer “upstate” he finds that his mother has gotten a dog. Promptly renaming the dog Johnny Rotten, JD quickly learns how difficult a rescue dog can be to raise when Johnny bites one of JD’s friends. Forced with increasing legal fees, JD knows he must take matters into his own hands.

I’ll be honest, totally picked up this book because I love rottweilers. My dad used to have one and she was the most gentle giant you’d ever meet-and super intelligent!!! Like Mr. Northrop’s other books, this one has believable characters and interesting plot twists.

Quote from an awkward conversation between JD and the girl he likes-made me laugh out loud:

“Actually,” she says, “I thought of it while you were walking back across the parking lot.”
“Yeah, I forgot something over there.”
“What’s that?” she asks.
“My pride.”

Recommended Ages: Grades 8 and up (mostly due to language and innuendo)
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
Overall Opinion:  Average
Source: Book

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