When Mr. Dog Bites {Book Review}


Published Date: June 10, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Author: Brian Conaghan
Pages: 368
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

You can view the summary of When Mr. Dog Bites here.

What happens when you get a teenage narrator who has Tourettes, a great personality and goes to a school for kids with special needs? The correct answer is this freaking hilarious book called When Mr. Dog Bites!

Brian Conaghan did a PHENOMENAL job of integrating hilarity, hope, heart ache and kindness into this novel. I’m finding it hard to put into words what I want to say so I’ll just say this: Dylan Mint {our MC} is literal, has the most hilarious outbursts {which in real life I wouldn’t laugh at but in this book I made an exception}, has a heart of gold and is the best friend anyone could ask for. Amir {the best friend} has Autism and is so delightful. We laugh with them, at them and our hearts ache for them as they deal with bullying and everyday obstacles that come with any illness.

I loved this story and enjoyed the journey of Dylan Mint. He’s a character I won’t soon forget. You guys have to read it! I was LOL’ing all over the place!

Ps. and by the way, I don’t find Tourette’s funny. Don’t want y’all thinking I’m some mean, insensitive jerkface because this book made me laugh a lot. Am I immature? Absolutely. A mean, insensitive jerkface? Absolutely not.


5 thoughts on “When Mr. Dog Bites {Book Review}

  1. It’s nice that there’s books about kids who have problems like this, that way they can read about someone like themselves. It’s okay if you laughed with them. I think you were supposed to. πŸ™‚

  2. I think the whole idea is meant to be funny- humour has a lot to do with how we deal with horrific things in life after all. I definitely want to read this! Thanks Annette!

    • You’re definitely right. It was meant to be funny. But you never know who may read this and decide to go on a rampage about laughing at things like this πŸ˜‰ You’re welcome!! I think you’ll like this one a lot. It’s so well written!

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