I liked Love That Dog by Sharon Creech because it showed how Jack changed over the year. He is a typical boy because he is reluctant to write poetry. Jack thinks that writing is a "girl subject" and that he, as a boy, doesn't need to do it. The poems in the book make the words flow along perfectly. It did seem like it could have had more detail, though. I think this is a great book for all genders and ages, but especially for boys in grades 3-8 that think that like to write but think they are the only ones.