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Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Rafe's dog tells bouncy tale in Middle School spin-off.

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Younger readers meet the Middle School world in this new series, narrated by the excitable, trouble-prone dog of Rafe Khatchadorian, aka Ruff Catch-a-Doggy Bone. Dog Diaries has bathroom humor aplenty and silliness galore as Junior shares his joy with a world that doesn't always appreciate it. Junior has many struggles as poor Rafe tries to keep him out of trouble. But as the series gets under way, it's clear the two of them are meant for each other:

"Before I knew it, Ruff was down on the ground and I was planting as many slobbery licks on his cheek as I could. He smelled like junk food and broken rules, and his face tasted like mischief. I loved all of it."

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