The Present

Publisher: Pearson
Released: May 22, 2009
ISBN-13: 9781869706432

Julie’s father brings home a dog as a gift for her 14th birthday, and then moves out the next day to be with someone else. Her mother has an emotional breakdown, her father is uncontactable, and Julie feels emotionally abandoned by her family. She only has Rudy, the dog, to love and comfort her. This story tells how Julie grows up and learns to deal with the situation.