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Nobody's Dog

by Ria Voros

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A powerful debut novel about a boy who must face his past before finding a way to move forward.

For thirteen-year-old Jakob, the summer is looking pretty bleak. His only friend has moved away and no one else seems to have any time for him - except the girl who lives downstairs. But she's a little weird. Then again, so is Jakob. A few months ago, he was in a car accident that killed both his parents, and though he can't remember exactly what happened, he can't stop turning it over in his mind. No wonder people leave him alone.

Then out of nowhere, a stray dog befriends Jakob. Together they begin to roam the city streets by night, discovering an exhilarating secret world where they can both taste a new kind of freedom. But as their nocturnal adventures take Jakob farther and farther away from the safety of home, the truth of that awful night begins to emerge.

Will he be strong enough to face it - and who will be there for him when he does?

Exploring the heartbreaking loneliness of grief with sensitive assurance, Nobody's Dog is a powerful and uplifting tale about family, love and survival, and finding friendship in the most unexpected places.

 

About the Author
Ria Voros is a middle grade and YA author, teacher, presenter and obsessive reader. She loves her family, the planet and dessert, most often in that order, and can be found eating ice cream on the beach with her husband and two kids in Victoria, BC, Canada.
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Contributor Notes

Ria Voros is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing MFA program, and has had her fiction and poetry published in literary journals such as Grain and The Summerset Review. She has also taught fiction, poetry, literature, and writing for children across British Columbia.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice)
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

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