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During her solitary convalescence from a crippling accident, twelve-year-old Charley finds a wild dog, and the arduous process of training him leads her to explore her feelings about her mother's death two years earlier.


Charley knows a lot about pain. She endures it when she walks on her newly shattered leg, she sees it when her father buries himself in an eighty-hour work week, and she runs from it when she sees photographs her mother took before her death. Then one day, Charley meets a wild, abused dog that knows as much about pain as she does, and, despite herself, she feels an immediate connection and vows to help him. But how will one heartbroken girl help mend the battered spirit of an untamable dog?

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While learning to walk again after a horrific accident, twelve-year-old Charley is having a hard time coping with the physical and emotional stresses involved, yet when she sees a dog on the other side of the lake, a special bond is suddenly formed between the two that changes everything in ways in which they could have never imagined. Reprint.

ISBN: 9780060579371
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Jun 02, 2015

Its a good book. I liked the way it was narrated. I would definitely read another book by this author.

Apr 16, 2014

For twelve-year-old Charley, recovering from the accident that shattered her leg is nowhere near as difficult as facing the solitude of a summer without her best friend and with a father who does nothing, now, but work. Solitude means time to think, time to hear for the first time the awful silence left in her world two years ago by her mother's death.

But the summer holds a surprise for Charley, in the form of a mysterious dog that appears in the woods across the lake from her home. In order to connect with this wild spirit she names Coyote, Charley will have to do more than just walk. She will have to follow Coyote into the heart of her memories: the woods her mother loved so much. And she will have to learn to listen past the silence.

Sometimes it takes two broken hearts to heal each other---

Jun 02, 2011

great book. very touching. i loved it

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