The summer before high school is an incredibly important time in YA literature. It is an epoch of awkward change wherein children begin to decide who exactly they want to be. For Davis this last summer is made all the more complicated by a crazy grandma, a shifting family dynamic, and the mess that is childhood friends growing up. Davis struggles with self-definition and acceptance of change in such an earnest and sweet way that I wanted nothing more than to hug his little, opera loving self and protect him from the harshness of his world. Husky is a cute read about self-acceptance and change and Davis’s sincere voice fits the honest telling perfectly; I give it two thumbs up and a hug that lasts just a few seconds too long.

~Erin, teen advisory board

HUSKY

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