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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.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on April 1, 2013 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545495873
ISBN-13: 9780545495875
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  • icebreaker
    icebreakerFriday, April 10, 2015 at 6:35 am
    I have not read it but it sounds good. :)
    • bamalam24
      bamalam24Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 8:11 am
      It is a great book