I only made it about halfway into this book before I couldn't take any more sadness
By Margarita Engle
|Interest Level||Reading Level||Reading A-Z||ATOS||Word Count|
|Grades 4 - 8||Grades 10 - 9||n/a||5.9||17574|
When Tony's mother is sent to jail, he is sent to stay with a great uncle he has never met in Sierra Nevada. It is a daunting move―Tony's new world bears no semblance to his previous one. But slowly, against a remote and remarkable backdrop, the scars from Tony's troubled past begin to heal.
With his Tió and a search-and-rescue dog named Gabe by his side, he learns how to track wild animals, is welcomed to the Cowboy Church, and makes new friends at the Mountain School. Most importantly though, it is through Gabe that Tony discovers unconditional love for the first time, in Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
Book Reviews (4)
I really like this book because Tony manages to cheer himself up with Gabe. I also really like the fact that the perspective changes so we know what all the characters are thinking.
The book that I have read is mountain dog and in that book Tony the main character was fostered by his uncle who lived in the Sierra Nevada mountains his uncle had a search and rescue dog. This book is about tony overcoming his old life and the trouble he faces adapting to his new lifestyle. The new friends he makes and the trouble he faces. In my opinion this book is a 4/5 star book because it is a mix of exciting and sad which makes exciting cliffhangers. It is also a great book because the author describes the setting in such detail as if you are standing next to the character. This book is realistic fiction because it takes place in present day and could really happen. I would suggest this book to a variety of audiences because they could suit a person who likes dogs or a person who likes the outdoors. An internal conflict happened when Tony would think of his old life. And an internal conflict would happen when he was lost in the woods.
This is an awesome,gripping review!
Mountain Dog is a really good book. I've read it and enjoyed it so much!!!