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Griffin, Paul.
New York : Dial Books, 2011
ISBN 0803734484
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“A hundred and two days.” That’s how long Mack and Cece’s story lasts in this devastating urban romance.  Cece and Mack aren’t your typical couple.  Cece is a straight-A student with a bright future; she spends most of her spare time studying for the Gifted and Talented Program exam.  Mack is a highschool dropout with severe dyslexia.  He lives with his abusive dad and fights his own instinct to lash out whenever the “static” creeps into his mind.  But Mack has a real gift for working with dogs, and Cece can see through his rough exterior to the sweet guy he really is.  As co-workers at a neighborhood diner, the pair quickly bonds over an injured pit bull that Mack rescues from a dogfight.  When one of Mack’s neighbors poisons Boo with antifreeze, Mack’s rage takes over.  He retaliates in a moment of violence that changes everything.  But just when it seems that there is no hope that Mack and Cece will have a future together, their paths cross again.  Very romantic.  And have I mentioned the completely adorable pit bull on the cover of this book? This novel is a perfect choice if you like your romance a little on the gritty side. (Amy Pickett, Ridley High School, Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Love -- Fiction.
                        Restaurants -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Pit bull terriers -- Fiction.
                        Dogs -- Fiction.
                        Ability -- Fiction.
                        Love stories.

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