Having a dog who has earned the name Dumpster is embarrassing. Ever since Erika's best friend, Lisa, moved away, Erika has been miserable at school because Kyla, a girl in her class, is an expert tease and Erika is her target. When a new girl with an unusual name joins the grade six class, Erika is surprised to find that she wants to be friends with both Kyla and Erika. Erika is certain that her days of having a friend are numbered, and she is determined to make the friendship last as long as possible. To do that, she believes, she must not let Mercedes learn about all her dogs. But before she is done, Mercedes will surprise herand Erika will surprise herself.
|Publisher:||Orca Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Jacqueline Pearce grew up on Vancouver Island. She has always been fascinated with local history and her first three novels are stories about Vancouver Island's past. Her interest in other countries and cultures, nature and animals also makes its way into her novels and short stories. Jacqueline has degrees in English literature and environmental studies. She currently lives in Burnaby, British Columbia, on the edge of a ravine with her husband, daughter, dog and two cats. For more information, visit www.jacquelinepearce.ca.
Read an Excerpt
I could feel butterflies in my stomach when I thought about the morning. Would Kyla Tupper be in my class again? How long would it take Conner to tell everyone how dog girl Erika spent her summer lying around with dog doo and following dogs into garbage cans?