Starting from Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow 282 pages 12/1/12 pub 2012 Colby's mom has recently died from cancer, her dad is always on the road driving a big rig, her girlfriend has just dumped her. She’s got a great friend who’s a boy, but what saves her life is a feral dog, who promptly gets hit by a car, who comes into her life and takes it over. Mo, the dog, and Mo's vet Robyn, really help Colby heal and shed some of her cactus- like exterior.
I'm glad I read this sweet, without being too sweet, novel. This realistic YA novel without vampires, zombies and not set in a dystopia, but Kalamazoo, MI is a welcome breath of fresh air.
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