February 26th, 2014 by Karen
Don’t worry — No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman is not really about deceased canines. It’s actually about a guy named Wallace who just can’t stand to read another book for school that’s about dead dogs. (Think: Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows…)
Not surprisingly, Wallace and his English teacher don’t see eye to eye on this issue. So Wallace ends up in detention — which just happens to require sitting in on rehearsals for the school play, based on a book about a dead dog!
Wallace is not into it — at first. But as he gets more involved, he also gets more and more irritating to drama club star Rachel. Half the chapters are from her point of view, and it’s fun and funny to see how her take on the situation differs from Wallace’s.
I recommend this book for fans of Andrew Clements’ books, Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, and Romeo and Juliet Together (And Alive!) at Last by Avi.
If you’ve already read this book or if you’ve ever felt similarly to Wallace about your required reading, leave a comment with your thoughts!