Dog Sense by Sneed B., III Collard

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A warm and funny coming-of-age novel featuring an adolescent boy who overcomes troubles at home and at school with the help of his beloved dog and a new friend.
Montana is a long way from California. Thirteen-year-old Guy is trying to make the best of a difficult situation. He and his mother have moved in with his grandfather after his father's "unannounced departure." Back home, Guy skateboarded, surfed, and played video games with his friends. Here the kids only seem to talk about cars, fishing, and hunting.
Life at Big Sky Middle School is also a disappointment. Guy is bored in math class and over his head in English. He quickly becomes a target for Brad Mullen, class bully. But at least Guy has his beloved Border collie, Streak, and eventually he makes a friend, classmate Luke Grant. Soon Guy and Luke hatch a plan to train Streak to compete against Brad Mullen and his dog at the town's Frisbee catching competition. But the rivalry between Guy and Brad escalates until an impulsive wager pits the boys head to head and places Streak in jeopardy.
Veteran author Sneed Collard offers young readers an affecting, realistic portrait of an adolescent boy who must learn to cope with conflicts and challenges in an unfamiliar environment and to accept changes in his life that are beyond his control.


About Sneed B., III Collard

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Collard is a biologist, world traveler, speaker, and author of more than forty books for young people. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in marine biology and also holds a master's degree from the University of Caolifornia at Santa Barbara. He resides in Montana.
Published October 1, 2005 by Peachtree Publishers. 176 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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When eighth grader Guy Martinez moves to small-town Montana, the only good thing is his new dog Streak, a border collie.

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"My body hits the wall like a feed sack. My head smacks the stone and I hear ringing in my ...Dog Sense conveys the point of view of a teenager and it makes the book seem real.

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Brad and Guy both qualify for state and Guy's hate for Brad elevates so much that he makes a bet that if he loses, he'll give Streak to Brad.

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Guy befriends the only friendly face, a guy named Luke with a mysterious past.

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