Sydney Porter: Dog Girl

Sydney Porter: Dog Girl

by L.G. Reed
Sydney Porter: Dog Girl

Sydney Porter: Dog Girl

by L.G. Reed



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"…compelling, with definite appeal to young readers...The path that Sydney follows in order to arrive at a resolution (and the book's focus on a parent's PTSD) is fresh and unexpected...Sydney is a strong, well-rounded character with relatable emotional struggles, while others--notably, Fred--are equally endearing. Family members are realistically flawed and provide the story of a girl-turned-dog, with gravity." ~ BookLife Prize.


Eleven-year-old Sydney has a problem named Fred. He's a retired bomb sniffing dog that her wounded veteran dad brought home with him from the war. Dad suffers from PTSD and only talks to Fred. Mom copes with the stress by working more. Sydney handles homework, household chores and a bully at school on her own.

Sydney wished for a perfect family. The kind she had before her dad went to war and came home injured. She wished she was a dog so he would talk to her too. When her wish is granted her disappearance as a kid causes a breakdown that threatens the whole family. Sydney's inner strength bubbles up as she struggles with life as a dog and learns that sometimes a simple wish can get you into a lot of trouble.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163712663
Publisher: Keyes Canyon Press
Publication date: 10/26/2019
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
File size: 278 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Linda Reed first published an award winning short story in high school then went on to aerospace engineering in the Los Angeles area where she published numerous non-fiction magazine articles. Her poems have been published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune and her first indie novel, “The Maiden Voyage of the Maryann” won the Cygnus Awards 1st Place - Women's Fantasy/SciFi Category. She lives in San Miguel/Paso Robles California with her husband and their two active dogs, Brownie and Latte.

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