Nobody understands Wallace Wallace. This reluctant school football hero has been suspended from the team for writing an unfavorable book report on Old Shep, My Pal. But Wallace won't tell a lie--he hated every minute of the book! Why does the dog in every classic novel have to croak at the end?
After Wallace refuses to do a rewrite, his English teacher, who happens to be directing the school play Old Shep, My Pal, forces him to go to the rehearsals as punishment. Although Wallace doesn't change his mind, he does end up changing the play ... into a rock-and-roll rendition, complete with Rollerblades and a moped!
"... Everyone comes out a winner."--Booklist.
"Korman's humorous novel will endear it to readers who wonder, Why does the dog always die?"--The Reading Teacher.
For ages 10 to 13.
(From the Gordon Korman Books for Middle-Schoolers shelf.)