Madison Morgan: When Dogs Blog by Pam Torres
When eleven-year-old Madison Morgan’s class have to create a blog for a school project, Madison’s love of dogs and a TV programme give her the perfect idea for its content. Deciding to talk about puppy farms, where dogs kept in horrendous conditions are forced to breed for money, little did she know that there was one such place very close to home.
This is a lovely story where Madison becomes friends with a less fortunate boy named Cooper, and together they become the hero’s of the book. Pam Torres has managed to build believable characters and situations in this well written tale that the target audience, and older, will be able to relate to and enjoy.
Madison Morgan is filled with situations where choices have to be made, from bullying to lying, and ultimately when to tell the grown-ups. By writing in this eleven year olds voice, and presenting the characters with dilemmas, allowing the reader to watch as they work through their options to gain favourable conclusions, Pam instantly grabbed her audience and kept them engaged to the very end.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone aged 8 years and over, it was an enjoyable read.
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