What the Dog Said took me inside a girl named Grace’s life. After her dad’s death, Grace is not the same. She locks herself in her room, shuts out her family, doesn’t clean her room, loses weight, and fails every class. Then, her older sister Regan suggests the idea of getting a dog to improve her college application. Yet, Grace finds that the dog helped her heal more than she ever thought it could. I felt Grace’s emotions as she goes through life, and I even cried after I read this book. Everyone who has suffered a death in their family should read this marvelous and tearful book.
— A.S. (age 13)