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Reisfeld, Randi.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2012
IL 5-8, RL 4.8
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Ever since her police officer father was killed a few months ago, Grace Abernathy hasn't wanted to do much of anything. She's pulled away from her friends, her grades are plummeting . . . it's a problem. The last thing Grace wants is to be dragged into her older sister Regan's plan to train a shelter dog as a service dog. But Grace has no idea how involved she'll get-especially when a mangy mutt named Rex starts talking to her. Has Grace gone off the deep end? Or might this dog be something really special-an angel? A spirit? Either way, he is exactly the therapy that Grace needs. (Source: Part comedy, part mystery, part family drama, part super-natural---this book has something for everyone. You’ll see why Grace had to listen to What the Dog Said.  (South Carolina Junior Book Award nominee 2015,  Prepared by: Mary Cockrell, James Island Middle School & St. Andrews Middle School,

SUBJECTS:      Grief -- Fiction.
                        Dogs -- Training -- Fiction.
                        Human-animal communication -- Fiction.
                        Fathers -- Fiction.
                        Sisters -- Fiction.

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