The Last Dog On Earth

I prefer reading young people’s novels, rather than adult ones. My reason – a great story and often very well written, but without the added sex and violence that an adult novel usually thinks it has to have.


One that I recently enjoyed and think your teen or pre-teen grandchild might too, is called ‘The Last Dog On Earth’. Written by David Ehrenhaft, the book tells the story of a boy and his attempts to save his beloved dog.

Set during a time when dogs are being hunted because of a deadly disease they carry, the story is sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often exciting.

I’m not going to say much more about it because I don’t want to give the plot away – but I did enjoy it. Any favorite books for teens you’d like to recommend?

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  1. Reply

    This sounds like a good read. I blogged a while back about adults who enjoy YA literature. It turns out that there are quite a lot of us. And a benefit is that you can share books with your grandchildren.

    I enjoy books by Laurie Halse Anderson, especially Speak and Wintergirls. One caution, however–Anderson’s books do deal with some controversial topics. Roald Dahl is a classic children’s author whose works I have enjoyed as an adult.

      • Gramma C
      • Saturday

      Hi Susan and thanks for the suggestion of books by Anderson. I’ll have to check them out. As for sharing books with the grandchildren, it has been nice to have that in common with my almost teen granddaughter.

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