Puppy Love

Written by Gary Soto

Jordan loves basketball. During the last game he missed the basket, he failed, he is a horrible basketball player. What is Sierra (the most beautiful girl in school) going to think? To make himself feel better he takes a walk along the canal…floating down the canal is a little puppy!!! He jumps in to save the puppy and gets him out of the water. He starts looking around for more puppies. How can anyone do this? How can anyone just throw away puppies? He starts looking around and finds two more puppies. One of the puppies is already gone but he saves another one. He is soaking wet and his phone is ruined. He takes the puppies home to his mom. During school everyone keeps telling him that he just missed a basket. He starts to feel better. A couple of days later he has a dream that there is another puppy there that he missed. He sneaks down to the canal in the middle of the night to find the third puppy. He has three puppies and now. He decides to give one to Sierra but his true love is moving away. He comes home to find two police detectives on his porch wanting to ask him questions. What now?

Reviewed by Christie Haslam, Librarian, Gearld Wright Elementary
Review shared in January 2024
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

Puppy Love
Written by Gary Soto
Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
232 pages
Release Date: JUne 13, 2023
ISBN: 9780063267787
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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