What I liked: The dog training references were wonderfully accurate. The book Clair uses to train Wally sounds just like a book (How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend by the Monks of New Skete) I used years ago to train a Labrador puppy. Dog fans are going to love this story.
What I didn’t like: Clair continually analyzed everyone around her but did not seem to apply that awareness to herself. She seemed too old for the story.
Source: Public Library Book
Audience: grade 7 and up