The Strays Like Us

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I think that The Strays Like Us was a great book. Fred (her real name is Winifred) and her mother are a financially struggling family living in Philadelphia. Fred’s mother is not the most stable person, and has to take several medications for things like anxiety. However, after she was accused of stealing pills and sent to jail, Fred was taken away from her home and put with a foster mother. In this new setting, Fred befriends a neglected dog owned by a cranky man next door. She also meets a girl named Delia, who is spineless but persistent and kindhearted. The story tells how Fred handles her problems and grows to be a better person. This story was very emotional. It showcased a real issue that some people have to face. It also makes readers realize what goes on in a person’s head during this time and how difficult things like this are. It showed growth in maturity and acceptance within the protagonist, which is a good lesson to learn. I also like how the characters’ personalities developed more and more over the course of the book. You got to see a different side of each character. There were also many conflicts, which helped build the story up. Overall, this was an amazing book, and I would recommend it to others for sure.

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Author Cecilia Galante
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Scholastic Press
Publish Date 2018-Jun-26
ISBN 9781338043006
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Issue September 2018
Category Tweens


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