When Friendship Followed Me Home

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Ben Coffin only likes to read science fiction books and visit his friend Chucky. One day, he’s heading home from the library and feels like he’s being watched. Ben turns around to find a small dog looking at him. His adoptive mother lets him keep the dog. A few days later, Ben runs into a girl. He finds out her name is Halley Lorentz, she has cancer, and she’s writing a novella about a girl who runs away to Luna Park. Halley decides to call Ben’s dog Flip. But sadly, Ben’s mother suddenly passes away, and his aunt Jeanie moves in with him. In the meantime, Ben is trying to get Flip certified as a service dog. Eventually Ben starts to get him trained. Halley invites Ben to write the novella with her, but soon her cancer gets worse. What will happen?

I would recommend this book to kids who are eleven to thirteen and enjoy dramatic stories. I enjoyed it because the author’s writing was so good, he was able to manipulate my emotions. But because of the book’s outcome, what started as a five-star book turned into a three-star book…I am still giving the book five stars though. It was THAT good.

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Author Paul Griffin
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Dial Books
Publish Date 2016-06-07
ISBN 9780803738164
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Issue July 2016
Category Tweens


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