When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica S. Perl.
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 2011
List Price: $15.99
Review: Have you ever wanted a dog? Then just get a practice dog! When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica S. Perl, may be the best book of our time. It will keep you interested the whole way.
It is the story of a young girl named Zelda, who has always wanted a dog. So her grandpa, Ace gives her an orange juice carton and says it is a practice dog. Zelda must take care of the 'dog', feed the dog, help the dog go to the bathroom and so on. As her story goes on she meets a young boy named Jeremy. Jeremy is the only person that learns about her practice dog other than her family. Zelda eventually gets tired of O.J. and throws it away. Not so long afterwards Zelda's life takes a turn for the worst. Her grandpa has a heart attack. She blames herself, and since she has thrown O.J. away, she feels she has no one. What will happen to Ace? Will Zelda ever get her dog?
When Life Gives You O.J. is a FANTASTIC book. Zelda grows from to hating O.J to loving him. Zelda is easy to relate to because she wants a dog like a lot of people. It can be funny, suspenseful, and just plain great. It deserves 5 out of 5 stars. It will interest any age group. It will interest any age group, not just kids but even adults to. This is an important sign in a book when it can be enjoyed by several generations. This is also a great book for dog lovers. Everyone should read this book. When Life Gives You O.J. is a great book to read on lazy days, car trips, at the beach and, just for fun.
Review written by Max (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of When Life Gives You O.J. for this review.
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