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 twelve-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.