Monika Schröder writes novels for middle-grade readers. Her books include My Brother's Shadow, which was nominated for the 2014 New York State Reading Association's Charlotte Award; Saraswati's Way, a Story of an Indian Street Child, which Bank Street College named one of the best books of 2011; and The Dog in the Wood, which earned a starred review from Kirkus and was chosen by Voya as ""Top shelf fiction for middle school readers."" Monika grew up in Germany but has lived and worked in Egypt, Oman, Chile, and India. She brought an Indian Street dog, whom she calls Frank, from New Delhi to her current home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
The concept of this story was great. My only problem with this is that there were so many things trying to be brought out in this book that none of them really got the attention they needed. I felt like this book was really rushed and not very well executed. I wanted to see some more emotion in the writing as well. Overall, this book had a good premise behind it but wasn't very well executed.
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