From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Max comes a heartwarming, middle grade adventure story about a rescue dog, Brave, who befriends a troubled boy in the heart of Texas.

Brave is a dog without a home. After surviving a hurricane in San Antonio, Texas, stray dog Brave is hungry and afraid. When twelve-year-old Dylan finds Brave, he’s feeling lost himself. Dylan can’t help but think they were brought together for a reason. But Dylan knows it’ll take hard work and training in order to convince his parents that he can keep this skittish pup. As Dylan and Brave’s friendship grows, they learn to rescue each other in more ways than one. Can Dylan give Brave a forever home?

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on April 7, 2020 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0358108675
ISBN-13: 9780358108672
28 Book Reviews
  • Hannahover 1 year
    I love it so sweet
    • _Lucycline♡over 1 year
      I dog,s so much And I Love the book♡!
      • jkbear
        jkbearover 1 year55 stars
        The author hooked me into this book
        • blossomreader
          blossomreaderover 1 year44 stars
          Okay, I got to be honest, when I first got this book, I didn't think it would be worth the read, but the author showed me that you have to try something to see if you will like it. I need up really liking this book. It is so sweet and I recommend it for ages 8-12. Brave has been stranded alone behind a dumpster, and when a young boy names Dylan shows up, it changes his life forever. Dylan has always loved dogs, and when he finds Brave, his instinct was to take him home. Of course, his mom didn't think it was a good idea to keep him at all when Brave started to mess up the house. Now Dylan has to find a way to train Brave in a few weeks if he wants to keep him, or Brave will go to a dog shelter. It also turns out that Brave is afraid of loud noises, which makes it hard to train him. Even with all that, Dylan has some social problems too. His dad is away and he misses him very much, and his best friend is not so close to him anymore. Will Dylan find a way to renew his friendship with his friend, all while training Brave, to, well, be brave? Friendships are tested, and when happens, Dylan must make a choice: Friends, or Dog? Read this book to find out more about Brave and his destiny!
          • artkid
            artkidalmost 2 years44 stars
            A boy who feels completely alone in the world as he and his best friend since kindergarten grow apart. A dog who survived a terrible hurricane, but is still haunted by the memories. When they meet, it’s like destiny led them to each other. Dylan’s the boy—his dad is in the military and doesn’t get to spend much time with his family, his friend Jaxon has been acting more and more different since the start of middle school, and his mom will never let him have a dog. So when he finds a sweet, loyal stray named Brave, he knows he has to do something. He decides to care for Brave and give him a forever home—but he knows that convincing his mom to let him have a pet will be no easy task. Can he do it? Read this book to find out! Overall, I absolutely loved this book, and rate it 4/5 stars. Brave: American Dog is a beautiful, poignant novel that you will never be able to put down!
            • prettychick
              prettychickalmost 2 years55 stars
              Good,I am not a big fan of dog books but this one was good.
              • mango5656
                mango5656almost 2 years
                because it looks so good to read soo that is why
                • sillyben123
                  sillyben123about 2 years55 stars
                  luve thisbook
                  • Cookie fan about 2 years
                    I love dogs so much 🐶
                    • coxy2012
                      coxy2012about 2 years55 stars
                      This is a realy good book. I read it 2 times as it is so good.