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In this companion to her acclaimed 2005 novel, A Dog's Life, Ann M. Martin tells the parallel stories of a stray dog (the brother of the dog featured in A Dog's Life), a boy dealing with unspeakable loss, and a boy whose most ardent wish is to own a dog―and everything for a dog.

Bone and his sister, Squirrel, are stray dogs born in a shed. Left motherless as puppies, the two dogs survive together for a while, but are soon wrenched apart. Bone doesn't know if his sister is still alive, and must now go on, alone.

Charlie is a boy who has suffered a terrible loss. And, as he's healing with the help of his dog, another tragedy occurs.

Henry's best friend has moved away. All Henry has wanted is a dog of his own. But his parents won't let him.

Bone, Charlie, and Henry live very different lives, but they are fated to intersect in surprising ways. Award-winning author Ann M. Martin has written a powerful, heartfelt novel that's perfect for anyone who has ever longed for a dog, or loved one.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on September 1, 2009 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 0312386516
ISBN-13: 9780312386511
15 Book Reviews
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  • lov
    lovSaturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:30 pm44 stars
    A stray gets separated from his brother he get's brought in a car for a wild ride. ( this is the sequel to A Dogs Life )
    • chesniu
      chesniuWednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:17 am55 stars
      This is a book about a boy who just lost his brother and his mom is away for the summer, a boy who lives with a family hating most pets but he loves and has always wanted a dog and his best friend just moved away, and a dog who has a sister that has gone through some rough times. They all come together. I really recommend this book.
      • swirlycool
        swirlycoolThursday, October 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm55 stars
        Aww, I'm reading A Dog's Life right now.
        • my225
          my225Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:06 am44 starsFeatured
          Everything for a dog is an amazing book and it kind of has a twist to it .It is about a dog who was born in a shed with his sister but once they go venturing out on their own things start to go downhill from there they end up getting lost and separated.Henry is a young boy who has desperately wanted a dog but his father once had one and from there he never ever got one again. But Bone the dog who is now running around homeless,Henry has plans to go and catch him. Read this book to find out the little adventure everyone goes through.
          • kswarren
            kswarrenFriday, September 25, 2015 at 8:02 am
            Have you ever longed for a dog? Well so did Henry. Have you ever been lost and couldn’t find your way home? Well so was Bone. Have you ever had someone very close to you die? Well so did Charlie. This is a book where a dog named Bone, a boy named Charlie, and a boy named Henry all tell stories of them selfs as they try to overcome everything they have been through. One of the stories is about a dog named bone. He gets separated from his sister squirl and is just trying to find his sister and get a home. Henry is a boy who all he wants is a dog. His dad won’t let him and he doesn’t know why so when finds a tan puppy in the neighborhood he takes advantage of it. Charlie is a boy who goes through one tragedy after another. If all this sounds interesting then check out everything for a dog by Ann M. Martin. I recemend this book to any one ages 9 and up.
            • swirlycool
              swirlycoolWednesday, October 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm55 stars
              Nice review, @kswarren!
            • mmedina
              mmedinaTuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:13 am44 stars
              This book was okay it had a good plot, and it was about bone and how he lived his life the brothers die except for her sister. It was a good back i do recommend it
              • xxjoemamaxx
                xxjoemamaxxTuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:03 am55 stars
                I read the book it is sad it was also awesome I felt bad for buudy. I hoped he would not die and he did not die
                • lionsrcute1
                  lionsrcute1Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:48 pm44 stars
                  This book was good, but I personally think that a dog's life was an better book. Well, here's your review: This book was an book about an dog named Bone who grew up as an stray dog with his mom and sister, Squirrel. One day, his mom never came home (She was most likely dead) and he decided to go and explore the rest of the world. He has many different owners, but some of them don't even know how to take care of a dog, and get mad at him for not knowing what to do. One of the owners don't even feed him! (That may be a different book, not sure.) And.. I forgot the rest..
                  • belliebop
                    belliebopThursday, January 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm55 stars
                    this book sounds great!!!!
                    • adriana1234
                      adriana1234Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:40 am
                      this book is great