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A Dog like Daisy


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A Dog like Daisy, by Kristin O‘Donnell Tubb, is a really good book about a dog named Daisy. She is a pitbull mix with a torn ear, a torn ear with memories of a bad past. Parts of her life are told throughout the story.

Daisy is at a kill shelter where each dog gets only fourteen days to get adopted. If they don’t get adopted in the fourteen days, they go through the Bad Side Door. The dogs that go in the Bad Side Door don’t come out, and Daisy has 2 days left until she goes through the Bad Side Door!

But Colonel Victor comes to adopt a dog to train as a service dog for his PTSD. PTSD is a disorder that some people may develop if they experience a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Victor chooses Daisy.

If  Daisy passes all her tests, she will stay with her new family. If she fails, she will have to go back to the shelter!

Daisy needs to  help Victor. It is her purpose. Or so Daisy thinks. Victor’s PTSD is not the only thing in the house that needs Daisy’s help.

I’d recommend this book for ages 9-11. Have fun reading!

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9 Responses to “A Dog like Daisy”

  1. Micaela Viscarra on November 16th, 2017 1:51 pm

    This book seems amazing!!!! I love that you gave me a full explanation of everything that happens in the book (except the ending).
    Now I might read that book because I love your review. THANKS!!!!!!

  2. Simar Bedi on November 17th, 2017 10:01 am

    This is an amazing article! I think that is important that Daisy helps people with PTSD. But, I am shocked that people own shelters that have a “Bad Side Door”, and they only have fourteen days to get adopted.

  3. Chelsea Fraser on November 17th, 2017 10:36 am

    Great review Hannah:). It’s very saddening that a dog only has fourteen days to live in a kill shelter. Thank goodness Daisy was adopted hopefully she can complete the proper tasks for Victor. 🙂

  4. Alexa Joy Kosinski on November 17th, 2017 1:44 pm

    I think I’m going to read it, because I love dogs and it sounds like a great book! It was also a great review!

  5. Casey Morton on November 17th, 2017 1:58 pm

    Well I think that it is a kind of sad story but a good story at the same time I can’t wait to read the book

  6. Kevin Tritschler on November 27th, 2017 9:19 am


  7. Ariglen Qemali on November 27th, 2017 9:41 am

    This was an amazing article! I hope Daisy can get with Victor or with any owner before the 2 days. This really inspires me to read the book. I really want to know what happens at the end 😮 . Overall great article! 😀 😎

  8. Vijay Singh on December 6th, 2017 1:24 pm

    This book sounds very sad. Even this review made my heart race, and I like when things in books make me nervous, because when a book has a happy ending I get all excited. So, it sounds like a good book for me, also because I love animals. I would like to know why Victor has PTSD. Is it mentioned in the book? Great review!

  9. Nicholas Vacchiano on December 20th, 2017 9:34 am

    The review is so sad! I hope Daisy doesn’t get sent back to the shelter. This makes me want to read it so bad!!

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