by Sharon Creech
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
I’d been meaning to read these for a while, being a big Sharon Creech fan. In fact, I went looking for Love That Dog when I had to review novels in verse last year for class, but it was checked out. We just did a big novels-in-verse display for April (poetry month) so Love That Dog was sitting right in front of my desk, staring at me until I picked it up. I read it on my lunch break and got all teary-eyed, had trouble swallowing, the whole nine yards. I also went straight for the sequel, Hate That Cat, which was just as moving. It shows how moving poetry can be both to read and write, as the narrator explores self-expression through poetry and really grows as a person.