Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Last Dog on Earth by Daniel Ehrenhaft

Unfortunately, this is another Maud Hart Lovelace nominee that I am not all that excited about. It had some good qualities, and maybe some readers will enjoy it, but with so many outstanding books written for kids I have no idea how this book was chosen. The main character, Logan Moore, is something of a screw-up. He has a rotten stepfather, but he can't blame all his problems on that. The only thing he's really good at is training his new stray dog named Jack. However, it's not a good time to love a dog because a disease epidemic is being spread by dogs in the western U.S. and people are being ordered to kill their dogs to stop the human deaths that are occurring. Anyway, Logan runs away from boot camp (his stepfather forced him to go), meets up with his dog, and tries to save her life. My main problem with this book was that I didn't particularly like Logan. He was kind of a jerk, and he seemed immature and unrealistic for a character who was supposed to be starting high school soon. I guess this book is there for the dog lovers of the world, but beware--bad things happen to dogs in this story!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

it is the best book i have ever read my fav

Anonymous said...

it sucks

samuel said...

It is a heart warming book.
It was hard for me to put it down when my mom called me to dinner or bed.
I wish that you would make more books about a boy and his inseparable dog.
Love the book!

Darla A said...
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Anonymous said...

this is an awsome book!!! =]

Anonymous said...

It was a awsome book.Hope you make book's like this one.

Anonymous said...

PERFECT

BEST BOOK AWARDS said...

THE WORLS BEST BOOK

Anonymous said...

it wuz an amzing book,i couldn't put it down [i red it in 2 days]

Anonymous said...

Logan really needs to shape up and get over his "horrible" life! His life could be soooo much worse....Why can't he just lighten up and be happier? Jeez

Anonymous said...

i have to do a freakin report on this horrible book!!!!!! im in college and they expect me to read this kid book? really? I dont think so.

Anonymous said...

I like how there is no romance in it :P