Book Review: Shiloh

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!

The book Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is about Marty Preston and his willingness to, in a sense, serve an abused dog. The dog is named Shiloh after he runs away to young Marty, after being abused by Judd Travers. He keeps the dog in secret for fear of being caught by his family or Judd.
Unlike other typical dog books or even movies, the book shows a very deep bond between Shiloh and Marty, in which Marty has to earn Shiloh by working for Judd. Every single character put into the book is well developed and plays some sort of part in the story. Several other conflicts, such as Marty's mother not wanting to keep secrets from her husband, arise, and they are all well though-out. Overall, the book is a very emotional book, and should be deeply felt by the reader. I would recommend the book to any sort of animal lover or people who like realistic fiction.

Grade: 8

Reviewer's Name: 
Steven L.


I loved the book. A boy and a dog become best friends. I have a hunting dog of my own and I go hunting like in the book. The book made me happy.

This story is about an eleven year old boy who is brave enough to stand up to a bad guy who is mean to his dogs. I liked the book. It made me happy .

This book is great and is good becuase it shows how a boy protects a abused dog.The book made me happy.

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