Zelly wants a dog more than anything. Her grandfather, Ace, has a crazy idea to convince her parents to let her get one. Can she go through with Ace’s embarrassing plan?
Ages 9+
Pages 240
Publisher Penguin Random House
Coming Aug 2020
Sydney Taylor Notable Book
School Library Journal Starred Review

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214 Reviews

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Exciting, funny and just right for you!

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What would you do if you really wanted a dog? Plead to your parents to get you one? Well, Zelly Fried has already tried that at least one hundred times. One day, Zelly’s grandfather, Ace, decides to help her. Ace has a plan, but will it work? And even if it does, Zelly’s not sure she wants to risk getting laughed at at school. To find out what Ace’s crazy plan is and if Zelly does get a real dog, read this book. It’s exciting, funny and just right for you!

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When Life Gives You O.J.

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Amazing Book

Review by redpandasrule

This book is funny and I loved it. It was a great read.

Sep 10, 2021 04:41 PM
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Review by P12C34M56

When Life Gives You OG is a humerus tail (tale) and I really like that.

Sep 06, 2021 04:09 PM
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when life gives you oj

Review by explorerboy

one day a girl wanted a dog instead she got a oj jug

Sep 05, 2021 10:45 PM
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When Life Gives You A Pj Our Way Book 😉

Review by Bookworm96

This book was okay. I liked the characters, but i felt that there could have been more details. Also sometimes it was confusing, and I didn’t know who was talking. I liked Zayde, though. But Allie’s friends are sketchy… (Ok I’m spoiling too much bye!)

Sep 01, 2021 08:55 PM
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Review by Sunny2

Its good, love it, would suggest it to people who want a dog.

Sep 01, 2021 07:06 PM