When Kinsey Lydell enters seventh grade, the only thing she wants is to fit in. But being like everyone else isn’t easy when you have epilepsy. Especially when that means a dog has to follow you around everywhere you go.
Drake, Kinsey’s assistance dog, has been her best friend since the day she met him. They have a special connection – he can sense her seizures before they occur. The other students have always loved having Drake in the classroom, making Kinsey feel special, not strange. But just a short time in a new middle school changes all of that.
Kinsey can’t help but admire Taylor Thompson. The boys like her and the girls want to be like her. But from the first day of school, it’s clear that Taylor is determined to make Kin-sey feel like an outsider. Suddenly, her best friend – the one who lives his whole life just to protect her – becomes her source of humiliation.
REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 10 months
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This book was an emotional roller coaster for me because of the story of a dog's unconditional love and getting over jealous people in middle school!
This magnificent novel is about a girl named Kinsey. Kinsey has always had a condition that stopped her from being normal. When Kinsey gets a dog that can detect the signs of her condition, she can be normal and go to school. Everything goes great, her dog is her best friends, she has plenty of great friends and talents, but when she starts middle school a girl seems out to get her. This story had me on the edge of my seat and I didn't want it to end.
My favorite parts are when Drake, the dog, wakes up from the accident and when Lynn stands up for Kinsey.
My favorite character is Kinsey because of her kind heart.
I recommend this book for people who need a book that they will truly love!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 and up.