Gary Paulsen was one of the kids who slipped through the cracks, until art and dogs saved him. So are Jake, Jojo, and Jamie, all 12-year-olds who, like Gary Paulsen, had to grow up too fast.
“You stop moving, you’re done.” (Jake)
“Dogs know how to love better than people.” (Jojo)
“I’m surprised my pencil can take my hand where my mind would never go.” (Jamie)
Gary Paulsen’s three poignant novellas add up to an unforgettable book.