Rotten by Michael Northrop

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A troubled teen. A rescued Rottweiler. An unlikely friendship.



Jimmer "JD" Dobbs is back in town after spending the summer "upstate." No one believes his story about visiting his aunt, and it's pretty clear that he has something to hide. It's also pretty clear that his mom made a new friend while he was away---a rescued Rottweiler that JD immediately renames Johnny Rotten (yes, after that guy in the Sex Pistols). Both tough but damaged, JD and Johnny slowly learn to trust each other, but their newfound bond is threatened by a treacherous friend and one snap of Johnny's powerful jaws. As the secrets JD has tried so hard to keep under wraps start to unravel, he suddenly has something much bigger to worry about: saving his dog.
 

About Michael Northrop

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Michael Northrop has written short fiction for WEIRD TALES, the NOTRE DAME REVIEW, and MCSWEENEY'S. His debut novel, GENTLEMEN, earned him a PW Flying Start, and his YA thriller, TRAPPED, was published in 2011 to great acclaim. An editor at SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. You can visit him online at www.michaelnorthrop.net.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Scholastic Press. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

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Sixteen-year-old Jimmer "JD" Dobbs returns from a summer "upstate" and struggles to get his bearings at home and stay out of trouble.

Feb 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Rotten

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Sixteen-year-old Jimmer Dobbs, known to his friends as JD, returns from a vague absence “upstate” to find that his mother has replaced him with a Rottweiler from a rescue shelter. JD christens the dog

Mar 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Rotten

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Sixteen-year-old Jimmer Dobbs, known to his friends as JD, returns from a vague absence “upstate” to find that his mother has replaced him with a Rottweiler from a rescue shelter. JD christens the dog

Mar 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Rotten

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JD is the typical teenager who thinks of himself first, the dog second and everyone else after.

Oct 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Rotten

BookPage

Their tenuous relationship causes JD to name the dog Johnny Rotten (or preferably JR) after the lead singer of the classic punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Rotten

Gr 8 Up—JD Dobbs must pull his life back together after a summer spent "visiting his aunt," a story no one in town believes. While he was away, his mother acquired a rescued Rottweiler they decide to call Johnny Rotten-an initially surly dog JD unexpectedly comes to love. The 16-year-old sets out...

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