Book Reviews of The Summer of Riley

The Summer of Riley
The Summer of Riley
Author: Eve Bunting
ISBN-13: 9780439411141
ISBN-10: 0439411149
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 170
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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good writing - you empathize with the main character. neat growth throughout story.
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This is a great book for independent readers and pre-teens. William adopts his wonderful dog from the shelter, but his joy is shortlived. Soon his dog is under a death sentence for his prankish behavior and William turns to the townspeople to help him in the fight to save his dog. But not everyone agrees with him, certainly not Ellis Porter who lost his cat to a rogue dog. "A life for a life. A dog for his cat. It didn't matter to him which do. Riley would do fine."

My daughter loved this book but was surprised by the ending..."Mom! I thought all books were supposed to end happily ever after!"
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Heart warming!