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I truly wish that I had been able to read Hound Dog True as a ch
Mattie has one week to adjust before becoming the new kid in schoo...
Mattie has one week to adjust before becoming the new kid in school again. She decides that maybe this time it won't be so bad if she can convince her Uncle Potluck, the custodian to her school, to let her become his apprentice in order to avoid any moments to where she would have to be forced to talk to her classmates. She is very observant and records all of their odd jobs in her notebook.
Will her idea work?
Then the neighbors niece comes into town for the week. Mattie's mother and Uncle would like them to be friends. But Mattie is awkward and doesn't know what to do with Quincy who looks to be older and outspoken, the complete opposite of what Mattie is.
Will Mattie be able to trust Quincy to be her friend?
Mattie's mother, although very loving and caring, is flighty and in denial. Her motto being "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." After getting some advice from Uncle Potluck, she decides that it is finally time for her and Mattie to stay put for once. That they weren't going to run anymore 'when the going gets tough'... Mattie doesn't agree at first. She is having a tough time adjusting and wants to get going... will they?
Will Mattie stay "Hound Dog True"?
It is a coming of age story of a painfully shy girl; a fifth grader who overcomes some of her fears by accepting what is, opening up and accepting how good things can be if she allows herself the opportunity.
I truly recommend reading this book!
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Posted March 23, 2013
Posted September 13, 2013
Too confusing for young readers
My 5th grade son has just read this book as well as myself to assist him in understanding most of it. He was completely bored with the subject matter and I felt the writing style to be very, very awkward for children. I understand the message that was trying to get out, but unfortunately it is lost in the poor writing. Maybe for an older person, but even I was bored with it as well as the charaters did not impress me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.