Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Notes From the Dog by Gary Paulsen
Finn is not a people person. His goal for summer vacation is to talk to less than 12 people during the entire break, not counting his best friend Matt and his dog Dylan. But when Johanna, a 24 year old breast cancer survivor, moves in next door Finn finds himself meeting new people nearly every day. Johanna hires Finn to make a garden in his own backyard and she has a way of making Finn feel more at ease around everyone he meets. Before long Finn finds himself talking to the girl of his dreams, setting his grandfather up with one of Johanna's aunts, and talking to all sorts of strangers to raise money for a breast cancer triathalon.