What the Dog Said by Randi Reisfeld

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Ever since her police officer father was killed a few months ago, Grace Abernathy hasn't wanted to do much of anything. She's pulled away from her friends, her grades are plummeting . . . it's a problem. The last thing Grace wants is to be dragged into her older sister Regan's plan to train a shelter dog as a service dog. But Grace has no idea how involved she'll get-especially when a mangy mutt named Rex starts talking to her. Has Grace gone off the deep end? Or might this dog be something really special-an angel? A spirit? Either way, he is exactly the therapy that Grace needs.

About Randi Reisfeld

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Randi Reisfeld is the author of numerous original series and novels for teens, including three New York Times bestsellers. Her series with HB Gilmour, T*Witches, is the basis for two popular Disney Channel TV-movies. Her trilogy Starlet also reflects her life-long obsession with all things Hollywood. Randi lives in Washington Township, NJ. Visit her on the web at www.randireisfeld.com.
Published February 28, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 256 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When a young gang follower Grace suspects was involved in the shooting joins the dog training class, she takes the opportunity to investigate and finds out—quite a bit too easily—who killed her father.

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This combination grief novel, mystery, and talking dog story grew out of an idea frequent collaborators Reisfeld and Gilmour (the Twitches series) were developing before Gilmour’s death in 2009.

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New York Journal of Books

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“What the Dog Said takes a sad topic and turns it into a humorous and heartwarming story. It teaches lessons about life and death while showing the healing connection that can exist between animals and humans.”

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City Book Review

This book is about a girl named Grace who gets a brown and gray mutt (who they later name Rex) at the pound which she thinks is talking to her.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Sixteen-year-old Regan heard that training a service dog might help with college admissions, but Grace figured that her older sister wouldn't follow through.

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