If you are even the teeny, tiniest bit a dog lover, or know someone who is, this is the book for you. It is targeted for a middle school audience but I really think it works for ages 10 – 100. The best part…Atticus, the old and wise border collie, is given his voice after each chapter and he refers to Ben and his Dad as “boss and my boy” *sniff, sniff*. Seriously thinking about stopping at the shelter on the way home!!!
Book Description via Amazon
Release date: January 8, 2013 | Age Level: 10 and up | Grade Level: 5 and up
Dad and Ben haven't been getting along recently and Dad hopes a road trip to rescue a border collie will help them reconnect. But Ben is on to Dad's plan and invites Ben's thuggish buddy, Theo. The family dog, Atticus, comes along too and the story is told by Ben and Atticus. When their truck breaks down, they commandeer an old school bus, along with its mechanic, Gus. Next, they pick up Mia, a waitress escaping a tense situation. Only sharp-eyed Atticus realizes that Theo is on the run—and someone is following them.