Reader: Sam T.
Title: The Dogs
Author: Allan Stratton
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pub Date: 09/02/15
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The book really felt believable. As an average young adult, Cameron seemed very easy to relate to. The story was super suspenseful and mysterious; you never really knew what would come next or when the next plot twist would happen. In fact, you begin to question whether anything that Cameron sees or hears or believes is even real.
Memorable or Forgettable: It was pretty memorable because it was a pretty unique story, even in well-established genres like ghost stories or murder mysteries. The characters and setting all seemed realistic.
Cover: I thought the cover was interesting, reflected the contents, and didn't give too much away.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 4Q - Better than most
Popularity: 4P - Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: In this page-turning mystery, Cameron and his mother have always been running from his father, who is always out to get them (or, at least, so his mother believes). When they finally settle down in a quiet rural community in an old farmhouse, strange things start to happen. Cameron thinks he is seeing things. It looks as if the past is repeating itself again, and a decades-old mystery will be uncovered...
tags: horror / psychological thriller / supernatural / ya lit