Brandon really, really, reallllly wants a dog. A big dog, preferably black or brown. But his mother doesn't think this is such a good idea. She thinks that taking care of a dog is a lot of work and too big a responsibility for an eight-year-old. Brandon does not agree. After all, he is almost nine years old, and perfectly capable of taking care of a dog. And how much work can a dog be? Then he finds a puppy in the park. He decides to keep it, but his parents and sister must not know about it. Keeping the puppy a secret is more difficult than he had expected. The dog causes some stressful and embarrassing situations. Maybe this was not the best way to get a dog after all?
- 125 unique words; total word count: 3700
- 65 pages of text
- written in present tense
"I find Brandon a typical 8-year-old, who acts without thinking about the consequences, and ends up finding himself in an awkward situation. I can really feel his longing for a dog, his love for the puppy and his embarassment when the situation gets out of hand."
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