|""["Stray"] will attract readers who love dogs as well as a good first love story.""--Booklist |
Sixteen-year-old Natalie Kaplan has a special talent: when she meets a person, she knows right away what kind of dog they''d be. Natalie herself resembles an Ibizan hound--quiet, playful, loyal, smart, and above all, obedient.
Just like the Ibizan, Natalie is very mindful of her master''s rules, but at the first sign of freedom, she is prone to stray. And who can blame her when the gorgeous and mysterious Carver Reed comes to live with the Kaplan family for the summer? Little by little, Natalie is drawn to Carver''s spontaneity and free spirit, and before long, she turns into another breed of girl--one who surprisingly bites the hand that feeds her.
""Stray "is a winning novel that provides us with an important reminder: it''s okay to make mistakes and break the rules, especially when it comes to love."--Maureen Johnson, author of "13 Little Blue Envelopes"