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Northrop, Michael.
New York : Scholastic, 2013

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Imagine that you were sent away from home for the whole summer only to come home and find your mom has rescued a Rottweiler. As for your friends, no one believes that you were sent to visit your Aunt. Yeah, well so you are a little bit wild and may have gotten into a little trouble before you left. The one good thing, you get to name the dog…so of course you give him a really cool name; Jonny Rotten after that guy in the band the Sex Pistols. The dog is kind of weird, but nice at the same time. After all, everyone deserves a second chance even a dog. Rotten is really cool to hang out with when you can.

Unfortunately, Rotten bites one of your friends. You really need to protect the dog; he doesn’t understand that you can’t bite everyone who makes you mad.  Rotten is a better friend than the boy he bit. At this point, life starts to get tough and some of your well-kept secrets are about to come out. This is the story of human/dog friendship and the true meaning of loyalty.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:   Rottweiler dog -- Fiction.
                        Dogs -- Fiction.
                        Juvenile delinquents -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.

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