Dogface

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Dogface year old Loren is the unlikely hero of Dogface Loren s obsessed with all things military Special Forces secret missions rules and regulations it s all so finite and orderly Especially compared to

  • Title: Dogface
  • Author: Jeff Garigliano
  • ISBN: 9781596922594
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • 14 year old Loren is the unlikely hero of Dogface Loren s obsessed with all things military Special Forces, secret missions, rules and regulations it s all so finite and orderly Especially compared to other parts of Loren s life His mom, for example, keeps introducing him to a string of loser boyfriends, and each time Loren responds by dreaming up creative ways to tra14 year old Loren is the unlikely hero of Dogface Loren s obsessed with all things military Special Forces, secret missions, rules and regulations it s all so finite and orderly Especially compared to other parts of Loren s life His mom, for example, keeps introducing him to a string of loser boyfriends, and each time Loren responds by dreaming up creative ways to trash the boyfriends stuff The latest one, a golf pro, is so irritating that Loren decides to stage a night raid and vandalize the pro s beloved golf course When the mission goes embarrassingly awry, Loren s mom sends him to Camp Ascend , a remote facility that specializes in whipping mixed up teens back into shape Camp Ascend was founded by Ray Kellogg, a.k.a the Colonel, who claims a distinguished military background but is really a con man with zero military experience but a few convictions for fraud The Colonel runs the place with his overly tanned wife who hates being out in the woods and her manic brother who doesn t like kids When Loren figures out what the camp and the Colonel are really about, he finds himself with a real life mission redeem himself and the other delinquents at Camp Ascend , and take the place down.

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    1. Edward on said:

      Dogface starts out with an outstanding premise, but unfortunately falls short of potential, at least for me. First, the good points. Loren is an outstanding character, and has much in common with teens I have known. He is very intelligent, and quite capable of seeing through the inconsistencies and absurdities of adult logic. While adults in the novel consider him to be mixed up, he is far more rational than any of them. His mother fits some parents I know to the proverbial "T". She is more conc [...]

    2. Betsy on said:

      I got to page 165 where there is a scene of gratuitous violence by one of the characters towards a cat which I had to skip. I've also decided at this point to stop reading as I keep getting this sensation that this is not new territory. It strikes me, at least in some ways, as very similar to Holes by Louis Sachar. It doesn't seem like this book is bringing anything new to the subject and, according to one reader of Holes, that book had not only the actual narrative going for it, but also metaph [...]

    3. Karen on said:

      One of those books that is not great, but is so super-good that you develop a real affection for it. The characters pretend to be cliches, but actually are nuanced and real and funny and human. It's no Holes Holes is Great with a capitol G, but it has the same flavor and if you liked one you'll like the other. I love how things are always going awry in it-- almost like an old-school farce. On a serious note, it is rare to find a book that deals matter-of-factly with the way "troubled teens" can [...]

    4. Brooke.bischoff on said:

      It was interesting, and good, but not the best, you know?Tells the story of a military obsessed young boy who gets sent to an outdoors camp after lighting a golf course on fire in the shape of a marine insignia. The camp turns out to be run by a con artist and a brutal disciplinarian, with a wife named kitty who does little more than paint her nails and mail order expensive small appliances.The shit really hits the fan when the kids at the camp are faced with no option but to try and escape.Its [...]

    5. becky bristol on said:

      on page 50 something and am curious where this story will go. the characters are becoming fun and interestingoh the places this can go.ed the book and really enjoyed the charactersthey were believable and interesting reminds me of the days i would sneak out of the house

    6. Maria Rambo on said:

      This book was written by my friend Jeff, whose fiction I had never read before. It was completely sucked into the quirkiness and surprising turns of the experiences of a rebellious fourteen year old boy sent to an alleged "behavioral modification camp." Disturbing, sometimes heartwrending, but throughout I found myself giggling too.

    7. Bookmarks Magazine on said:

      Rejected by 25 publishers before finally making it into print, former Naval officer Jeff Garigliano's debut novel is being billed as adult fiction despite its young protagonists and adolescent themes. "I looked at

    8. Tobius on said:

      I enjoyed this book. It was funny in parts, and not so funny in othersThe main character is sent to a camp for kids that are out of control, and that is where the story picks up speed, not quite like a locomotive, more like a tram :-)But still a good read.

    9. Danielle on said:

      really enjoyed this YA fiction. finished in 4 days, i think? some parts were a little much for me, (some animal violence) but it was a page turner.

    10. Carolyn Fitzpatrick on said:

      Great young adult book! A heroic 14-yr-old with authority problems is sent to a camp run by criminals. Some things at the end were left a little fuzzy, but the plot held together over all.

    11. Rebecca on said:

      Yes, the description "chick lit for dudes" cannot be ignored. Curious.

    12. Douglas on said:

      Great read. Good humor, dark, and very satisfying. Like a big steak after being stuck in the woods for a week.

    13. Tamara on said:

      Also mentioned in EW, "[a] niche between YA fiction, military fantasy, and chick lit for dudes" Whoa.

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