Book Review & Giveaway: Mad Dog

Mad DogIt’s time for another giveaway! Leave a comment below telling me why you’re interested in foster care and/or why you want to read Mad Dog. You can leave your comment anytime between now and next Thursday (May 23rd) morning. Due to the cost of shipping, this giveaway is only available to residents of the United States. Enjoy the review!

If the world had any idea how mad I, Wesley “Mad Dog” Williams, am at it, the sun would be would be too scared to show it’s ugly face around here.

Wesley Williams is counting down the days until his mom gets out of her drug rehab program and he can go live with her again. It’s not that he hates his foster family. In fact, he likes the fact that living at Starlight Animal Rescue allows him to rescue dogs, train them and find them new homes. But that doesn’t change the fact that he can’t wait to go back to his mother. Besides, at the moment, even his dog rescue program isn’t going so well. Is it even possible to train four misfit dogs for an assisted living facility on the schedule he’s been given?

Mad Dog is another great book from Dandi Daley Mackall, author of the Winnie the Horse Gentler series. Mad Dog is book two in the Starlight Animal Rescue series, preceded by Runaway. It’s also my favorite book in the series. After re-reading it recently for this review, I found myself cracking up over the assisted living residents. Since my family does a lot of elder care, I could relate to the situation…though I’ve yet to meet someone quite like the Buddy in this book. 😉 Definitely a great book to get your hands on.

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall
Audience: Tweens and up
Genre: Contemporary
Pages: 210

Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Mad Dog.

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8 Comments

  1. elw7

     /  May 17, 2013

    Wow, that sounds like a really great book!
    My mom’s parents had two foster kids for a while, they were actually second or third cousins, I think. They had a really really rough background. The one was barely a year old.
    Also my dad’s parents are getting their house ready for foster kids in the near future.
    It’s kind of strange, the idea of sharing your grandparents with other kids that see them more often then you see them, and I remember my grandparents did change, and not totally for the better. I understand that it’s not easy and I admire them for their bravery and sacrifice in this situation.
    A lot of us grandkids have discussed the possibility of our grandparents providing a home for other kids. And honestly, it has us kind of scared. But I know my grandparents, and I know they would be great at it. They would be so kind and genuine about the whole situation, and I have to admit, I kinda do hope they decide to take in a couple kids!

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  2. Sarah Richmond

     /  May 17, 2013

    I would love to win,Enter me! Thanks for the giveaway and God Bless!
    Sarah Richmond
    sarahrichmond.12@gmail.com
    N.C.

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  3. Penumbra

     /  May 17, 2013

    We don’t rescue dogs or cats but we rescue birds. Our vet has given us birds that other people don’t want or lived in poor conditions. We have one right now that was given up and we suspect it was because she didn’t like women and is aggressive toward them. She very much prefers men. But she has a home with us even though she doesn’t like me and has attacked me because of my gender. Maybe she had a bad past experience with a female, we’ll never know.

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  4. OnionTea

     /  May 17, 2013

    I love animal stories and stories about orphans/foster care and
    this book has both! Sounds like a good read!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  5. Bridget Roche

     /  May 18, 2013

    I love books about animal rescue! There´s always a lesson to be learned from animals–especially taking care of them. Thanks for the giveaway!
    My email is: londonbridget47@aim.com

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  6. Heather Norcross

     /  May 18, 2013

    Being a social worker, this program sounds great. We hope to foster in the future too. Thanks for the giveaway. Gatosqueak at gmail dot com

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  7. Joanna Cordero

     /  May 18, 2013

    Seems interesting.

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  8. Kay

     /  May 19, 2013

    I have 2 dogs that we adopted from the shelter, and we love them very much. I did my senior project in high school about foster children organizations and spent the year interning at one. It was really an eye-opening experience.

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