The Dog in the Freezer is a set of three novellas (short novels) by Harry Mazer. Harry Mazer is also the author of many other books for young readers, although I think that ‘The Dog In The Freezer’ is the first book that I’ve read by him.
Naturally I checked it out from the library because it was about dogs, I usually read books about animals so I pretty much go to the same section every time.
This book, however, has three stories in it and a little-over-two-pages long song in the end. (Just the lyrics, don’t worry the book doesn’t sing). The stories are:
My Life As A Boy
The Dog In The Freezer
(And the song at the end is called Giles Song and was written by Gina Mazer who I assume is the authors’ wife).
All of the stories were interesting to read, but I think that I liked the first story, My Life As A Boy the best. 🙂 So yeah, I recommend reading this book if you are a dog lover. But I would also recommend this book for ages 10 and up.
Of course, you may want to know why I liked My Life As A Boy the best. And the reason is–it was the only story where it was from the dog’s point of view. At first I wasn’t going to tell you that because then you wouldn’t be surprised when it was from the dog’s point of view rather than the human’s. But I should probably tell you why I liked and didn’t like each story…
So, there isn’t anything that I didn’t really like about My Life As A Boy. But I didn’t like Puppy Love as much because I had hoped that it would be from a dog’ s point of view again and it wasn’t–also because the boy (who was the main character for this story) fancied a girl who was older than him and already had a boyfriend. The part that I did like about Puppy Love was how his dog… Oh but I really can’t tell you that part, It’d be such a spoiler. 😛
The Dog In The Freezer (the third story) was certainly very interesting and I think that it was the longest. However, for this story I didn’t like it because of what happened to the dog but I did like it because it was… Very interesting.
(I am currently reading another library book that I got called Nerd Camp and I will try to be done with it soon so that I can do a review on it next week). 😉