Have you heard of these books? Do you know what they are?
May 16, 2012 6:49pm CST
Years ago when I was a child, I had two favorite books that I enjoyed reading immensely. The first was a horror book about a young girl who was forced to live with foster parents (I believe her parents died in a car crash)and their young son Kyle. I believe Kyle was eight years old. I cannot remember the girl's name but she wasn't very fond of him, though she didn't hate him. The house was haunted though, and I only remember one specific scene in the book that stood out. Kyle and the girl were on the roof of the house, it was raining, and the ghost was trying to push Kyle off to his death down below. That's all I remember. And for the life of me I cannot remember the title. Has anyone read it? If you did, what did you think of it, and would you recommend others to read it? Second book was a non-fiction book about a family who took a vacation in the mountains, I think Colorado was the setting. They made it to the region they wanted, and let the dogs out to relieve themselves, a Doberman and I think a German Shepherd. As bad luck would have it both dogs took off. The family searched for the dogs, and found the German Shepherd safe and unharmed. They later find the Doberman who wasn't so lucky. The dog had fallen off the mountain and had broken legs and a pelvis with internal bleeding. I remember that a state officer escorted them to the nearest emergency animal center where the dog went through massive surgeries to correct the injuries. I also remember that this Doberman knew how to open doors by using his jaws to turn the doorknob just so he can enter and exit as he pleased. As above, for the life of me, I cannot recall the name of this book either. Has anyone read this book? If so, what did you think of it? I'll be honest, it made me cry and made me less scared of Dobermans (I used to fear them when I was a kid as they always looked so menacing). I'd like to find these two books again, but haven't been able to from a lack of a title or name of the authors.
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18 May 12
No. I know those books and they definitely aren't it. It still puzzles me that I can't find these books any where, and I've been badly wanting to read them again if I could just find them. I know the story seems similar to both books, but there are key differences. Actually I just found it! http://www.amazon.com/Max-The-Dog-That-Refused/dp/0931866022 I had forgotten the mountains were the High Sierras. Gosh it's been decades since I've read the book. But in any case I found the second book. Now I just need to find the first one.