8th Grade Reading

August 24, 2015

Many students in 8th Grade Reading have already dived into the novel entitled CRACKER!, THE BEST DOG IN VIETNAM, by Cynthia Kadohata.

Cracker is a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. She is crucial to the success of her platoon in Vietnam. Throughout the course of the book, Cracker needs to learn to trust her handler, and become friends with him. If they aren’t a good team they may not make it home alive.

Cracker actually expresses her point of view in the novel, as well as the handler.

Kadohata has also written award-winning novels, such as KIRA-KIRA and WEEDFLOWER.