Reading Response-Shiloh

I recently finished a book called Shiloh by Phyllis Renolds Naylor. This book made me sad in some parts, but in most parts happy. My connection with this book is connecting to the main character, Marty. After a long while with knowing Shiloh, Marty really wants to keep him. On every Sunday there is a dog adoption somewhere up in Central and I went to one of them just to look around. I saw this one dog that I really wanted but my mom said we already had enough trouble getting my real dog hear to Hong Kong from the States. This is a just right book for me because I understood the author's message very well and understood the book just as well.

The character in this book that changes the most is Jud Travers. He is sort of the bad guy in the book. He is a real mean guy who likes to hunt. He owns a bunch of hunting dogs and one of them is Shiloh. He changes from like I said being real mean to an Ok kind of guy. He still needs to clean up his act a little. Marty also changes in the book from being a kid that lies a lot and keeps secrets to him self like when he finds Shiloh, he doesn't tell any one about him.

The problem in this story is that Marty really wants Shiloh but he is one of Judd's best hunting dogs. In the end Marty works a certain amount for Judd and finally gets works up enough money to pay Judd for Shiloh. I was glad about the way the book ended. If I could change any thing in the book I would make Judd a little less mean, but I think that story is better with Judd being so mean. I think that the authors message was to put forth a little effort into life and to be thankful of what you have.

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