This charming novel in verse is a 2016 Bluestem nominee. In the book, Buddy is given up by his owner and sent to live with a lady who doesn’t know much about dogs. Although her intentions are good, he misses his boy and his life before. At the same time, Mark longs for a dog, but his mother never allows him to have one. In a twist of fate, Buddy, Mark, and a strange, old neighbor are brought together and find friendship and home in unlikely places. This quick read will be a favorite for any dog lover!