I'm reading a middle grade book this week - Woof by Spencer Quinn.
I'm just about half way through and enjoying it. Shall we get to it?
Two humans stood outside my cage, a white-haired woman and a gum-chewing kid.
Oh, did I forget to mention that the narrator in this book is a dog? It's a technique that Spencer has perfected in a popular series of mystery novels for adults, and this is the first in a series for middle graders using completely different characters but a similar technique.
Moving right along to page 56:
[He stopped] just out of lunging distance. I noticed that Birdie seemed to have forgotten about the leash, her end lying in the grass - meaning the new dude, Stevie, if I was getting this right - stood within lunging distance after all. What a nice surprise!
And there you have it for this week. Hope you have a great weekend.