Story Rating: ****
Cover Rating: A
This is a classic middle-grade aged book that features a loving story between a boy an a dog, thrills, mystery, and adventure. It literally has a little bit of everything. It’s written in a compelling way that is both detailed and simplistic enough for younger audiences. The main character, Marty, shows a lot of determination and moxie for a young boy, and infused into the story is an important lesson on working for the things you want most.
The cover is eye-catching and offers an accurate description of what readers should expect to find within the pages.