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Strider has a new habit. Whenever we stop, he places his paw on my foot. It isn't an accident because he always does it. I like to think he doesn't want to leave me.

Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can. He's a dog that loves to run; because of Strider, Leigh Botts finds himself running -- well enough to join the school track team. Strider changes Leigh on the inside, too, as he finally begins to accept his parents' divorce and gets to know a redheaded girl he's been admiring. With Strider's help, Leigh finds that the future he once hated to be asked about now holds something he never expected: hope.

Paperback, 176 pages
Published on August 8, 2000 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0380712369
ISBN-13: 9780380712366
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  • maddyp18
    maddyp18Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm55 stars
    I loved this book so so so so so so so much!!!!! It is a great realistic fiction story!!! It is about a boy who finds a dog with his best friend and then they have a joint custody on the dog. I think the message in this story is '' Believe in your self. I hope you like it!!!!!!!

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