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Aces Wild

By: Erica S. Perl

Contemporary Fiction

Zelly dreams of having her first sleepover, but her dog, Ace, is flunking obedience school, and her parents won't let her have a sleepover with an untrained dog in the house. Her social life is about to be ruined!

Ages: 9+

224 pages

Random House

Average Rating: (97 Ratings)

AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 10/4/2019 by movelikewoter

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

DOGDOGDOG
Submitted 10/3/2019 by sdk457

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Fun me and my friend loved it 🦊🐶🦊🐶🦊🐶🦊🐶🦊🐶🦊

Great book!
Submitted 6/4/2019 by chipmunk12

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This was a great book! For me, it was a little hard to get into at the beginning, but once I was farther in, it was amazing. I would definitely pick this book if I had the chance again.

love this book
Submitted 5/9/2019 by dianarolf

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book and it's a great sequel to when life gives you OJ. this is recommended for ages 10-12

LOL
Submitted 12/4/2018 by singread

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Aces Wild is a must read. And I'm talking MUST READ!!!!! This book is great for my 7-year-old sister and my Mom, who is 38.

EPIC SO GOOD THE BEST
Submitted 11/6/2018 by Nickname

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I loved this book! it was really interesting and easy to follow.
so my conclusion this book is the best!

Submitted 11/5/2018 by iliketoread08

Well...
Submitted 11/3/2018 by Jumpyflash

This book was just OK

This book didn’t excactly interest me. I felt there was too much friendship drama going on and too many puppy scenes. If you’re the type of person who enjoys drama, sure, give it a try. I hope you can enjoy it more than I did.

AWESOME BOOK
Submitted 9/2/2018 by Tintin

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

great book easily recommended to kids there is plenty of action and as soon as you start reading it you can not stop if you like dogs you will love this book since its pretty much all about what the dog and the owner do its very exciting and no part of the book is boring so this is a book that i love and i think everybody should read this book

It's an amazing book for 7 to 11year olds
Submitted 7/9/2018 by biglove

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

My view of this book was impressively amazing. The author wrote so many details that I felt like I was in the book myself. I want to appreciate that the author included Yiddish in the book, so it helps kids learn more about Yiddish and how to speak it. I also enjoyed that there was kindness and no bad mouth in it.

awesome
Submitted 7/2/2018 by smarty

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Such a funny book
Submitted 6/6/2018 by HarryPotterRocks9

I loved this book!

The book Aces Wild is such a funny book I loved this book :) :)

Really Good book
Submitted 6/6/2018 by Lisaackerman

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

As Ace, the dog becomes part of Zelly's world it is quite the adjustment. This book was hilarious and totally worth reading.

THIS BOOK WAS THE BEST
Submitted 6/5/2018 by dronecrazy8

I would recommend this book for anyone who likes crazy dogs.

Submitted 6/2/2018 by dramaQ

So Good!
Submitted 6/2/2018 by Iamgreat

Thumbs up!

This book was an easy read but it was good. Sometimes it was a little hard to follow the characters but all otherwise was good. My dog, Whiskey is so hyper and gets excited as easily as Ace.

I loved it!!!
Submitted 6/1/2018 by rockergirl06

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

( If you have this book and haven't read the OJ book, shame on you and go read it.) As for the book at hand it continues the story of a girl who is in a new-ish house and has to try and take care of a crazy dog, work it out with Ace ( the dog), and balance home and friends. It's a great story and you should read it for yourself if you haven't already.

wild
Submitted 3/17/2018 by orangereader

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

super awesome! i loved it!

not very good.
Submitted 3/9/2018 by CoffeeBreak

i didn't like this book very much. it's hard to keep track of all the charecters, and i got bored a few pages in.

A book everybody will enjoy.
Submitted 3/7/2018 by singread

Simple, yet entertaining-I recommend this book.

This book is HILARIOUS!
Submitted 3/6/2018 by awarburton

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book is AMAZING! If you did not read "When Life Gives You O. J" I love this book!

I LOVE DOGS!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/6/2018 by jessie1058

Thumbs up!

This is one of my favoret books so far.

Entertaining
Submitted 3/5/2018 by Awesomepiano1

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was a good read so when we saw it was book 2 of When Life Gives you OJ and found it for sale, we bought that and read it too. Didn’t really bother us that we read 2 before 1, but you might prefer to read them in order.

It's Great!
Submitted 3/5/2018 by Sophun

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was really good.
I definitly would read more bios in the s seiries

This book is hilarious
Submitted 3/4/2018 by bobo

This book is great!
Submitted 3/2/2018 by mathgeek

Awesome!
Submitted 3/1/2018 by Shilohcat

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this story! Its one that will stay with me a long time.

wild!!!!!!!
Submitted 2/10/2018 by TheDad

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is 60%-40% awesome! It makes me want a dog! He is RELY wild!!!!!!!!

i LOVE books abut dogs
Submitted 2/8/2018 by princesswolffairy

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

i love things that include dogs and it has a good plot so ya

Best book ever
Submitted 2/7/2018 by GalineE

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was so amazingly funny!😂🐶

Submitted 2/5/2018 by welovetoread

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really loved this book because it is like... my actual life.
Submitted 2/4/2018 by madfoot

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

What I said before..... my actual life. My actual real life! Because I have two untrained dogs. I like to have sleepovers, though I don't actually have them that often. And I moved from somewhere else to the house we live in now.

This One's A Winner
Submitted 2/2/2018 by lovecupcakes

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I thought this book was really good. It had a cool plot and great, relatable characters. I recommend this book if you want a good laugh!(-:

Read this one!
Submitted 1/9/2018 by emilymae

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book has lots of funny content, while also holding some real life situations, but keeping you entertained and interested the whole times. This is a must read for anyone who likes a quick read that is still packed with action!
(P.S. Make sure you read "When Life Gives You O.J. This is the second book in the series!)

you must read so good
Submitted 1/8/2018 by bookshalom

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book is exciting and really funny the dog Ace is hilarious and the grandpa is a little crazy the girl Gertie is a kind and very friendly girl. So this book is a must read!

Hilarious!!!!!!!!
Submitted 1/7/2018 by noots

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I have not finished it but so far this book is soooo funny! I recommend this book to kids that love to laugh!

Awesome !
Submitted 1/4/2018 by softballkid

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was really funny ! I recommend you at least read this book !

I LOVE THIS BOOK!
Submitted 1/2/2018 by Readinatree

I would read more books by this author.

Where as some sequals are better or worse than the first book, this book was just as overly good as the 1st book. It has a good amount of detail, and enough drama to keep you really interested, but not overwellmed

This was the best book I've ever read
Submitted 12/26/2017 by mathmaster

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I would've given this 10 stars. Please read this book!

AWESOME BOOK!!!
Submitted 12/7/2017 by Chadasa

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

You need to read this! It is a really good book.

So good so far!
Submitted 12/4/2017 by noots

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I haven't finished it yet but it's really good so far and really funny! This book is a good book for pretty much all ages! Recommend this book to people who like to laugh. ENJOY!

Really Awesome
Submitted 12/4/2017 by bookfairy

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was so awesome and funny!!

Pretty good
Submitted 12/3/2017 by yhoff

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This is a pretty good book if you liked “When life gives you OJ”. The beginning is a little boring, but it gets better as you read on.

This book is AMAZING!!!
Submitted 12/1/2017 by maya123

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is a funny book with some feeling

This book about dogs is an ace.
Submitted 11/25/2017 by Zephyros777

I liked this book.

This is a very enticing book, and a good follow-up to When Life Gives You O.J. The storyline is well-written, but the characters' emotions are very jumpy and unpredictable. Ace (the dog) is too wild to be an acceptable choice for a child's first pup, though, as his destructive abilities make it seem like he is more than one dog. At one point in the story, Ace (the dog) defecates on an entire room and destroys half of the Fried's house, yet he still passes obedience school, and even learns to do a few tricks. Ace also eats an entire bowl of milk chocolates, and survives, which is probably the most significant and emotional moments in the story. All in all, a good book, but with the characters' feeling and actions changing drastically throughout the story.

sauce
Submitted 11/25/2017 by Zephyros777

really good
Submitted 11/23/2017 by harrypotter142

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

i love this book

Best book ever!!!
Submitted 11/13/2017 by sheba

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Very good book. Realistic and very interesting.

I thought it was good,but mehhhhhh.
Submitted 11/10/2017 by Lovekitties

I thought this would be a good book but it was kinda a boring book instead, so I didn't like this book that much because I like action books and THIS IS TOTALLY NOT AN ACTION BOOK!!!!! my advice to the "boring book lovers" is: READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loved ths book
Submitted 11/8/2017 by Adventure

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book made me think about Grandpa because my grandpa really liked his wife and he was sort of like Ace, the grandpa, in the book. I recommend this book. My favorite part is at the end.

GREAT BOOK
Submitted 11/8/2017 by FlyingFox520

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

i have already read "when life gives you O.J.", and reading the sequel was really cool. this book was amazing and i was TOTALLY addicted. :-) x3,000,000

FUNNY!!!
Submitted 11/6/2017 by SoccerGirl17

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was funny and I liked how it was kind of confusing with the Aces. It also had lots of cliff hangers that made is so that I couldn't put the book down. I wish it had kept going.

Exactly Like My Old Dog!
Submitted 11/4/2017 by Animal800

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

When my older dog was a puppy, (we gave her to a pet shelter) she was always getting into trouble! We had to put a child gate on the kitchen doorway so she wouldn't get into the rest of the house. This book is very funny and is not good enough to read a lot of times, but it's good.

Not what I thought it was going to be.
Submitted 11/3/2017 by gymnast09

This book was just OK

Best book ever
Submitted 11/3/2017 by mike8569

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was so fun!

Amazing, funny book!!!👍🏻
Submitted 11/2/2017 by 2coolforschool

Thumbs up!

DON'T LISTEN TO ANYBODY THAT SAYS THIS BOOK IS NOT GOOD! I loved this book! Ace is a fun loving puppy who mixes with Ace the grandpa. After "taking a leave of absence" (being kicked out) of puppy school, Ace the puppy comes back. Zelly is trying really hard to get him to behave. At the same time, Ace the grandpa has found yet another girlfriend. (He already has two) I have no doubt anyone will like this book IF they read to at least the third chapter and don't give up on the book after the first few pages. You got to read this book!

OK
Submitted 11/2/2017 by SashaDog

This book was just OK

I was a good book but also all over the place. Zelly is doing something then she is doing some thing else totally diffrent then it's Halloween then something else. You think you know the main idea but then may be not. I thought by the cover it would be great. But no.

i didn't love it but i didn't hate it
Submitted 11/2/2017 by Kylebushfan

I Like it!
Submitted 10/10/2017 by MonkeyLover215

Thumbs up!

This book is sweet and cute and love it but some times it might be slow but other then that I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!

crazy good
Submitted 9/7/2017 by YellowGirl

I loved this book!

it is funny and intriguing because you want to know what will happen next

I could not finish it!
Submitted 9/6/2017 by fashionwizard

SO BORING! I could not get through the book!

awesome
Submitted 7/2/2017 by Ilovecookies

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was such a fun and interesting book! I loved every second I read it.

So Good
Submitted 5/2/2017 by Ilovecookies

I would read more books by this author.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Such a good book to read. I Recommend this to most ages.

BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD!!!
Submitted 10/8/2016 by sweetsis

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I loved this book so much! I recommend this book to everyone! I really loved this book because it is about dogs!

Same things in common
Submitted 10/6/2016 by ChessSoccer

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book got me interested in a weird way. I love the way it's so like MY LIFE. I have drama, action and thrills! I can't wait to read another book by Erica Perl!

Aces Wild
Submitted 10/2/2016 by kis

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Ready to get wild. Well today is your lucky day because a dog who is flunking obedience school and not allowing his owner, Zelly, to have a sleepover. Very funny for people who are looking for a fun book to read.

hard to follow
Submitted 5/10/2016 by Tuckey1

this book didn't have a main point so it was hard to follow

Awesome
Submitted 5/3/2016 by clogger

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This was a great and funny book!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted 4/2/2016 by happyturtle0303

Thumbs up!

This book was really great! It was so nice to read and learn about Zelly and how she copes with her Grandfather, her friends, and her puppy! Ace has a great little puppy personality, and though some challenges arise, with the help of Zelly, he always is back on track! If you love dogs, definitely read Aces Wild!

meh………...
Submitted 3/9/2016 by Chosen_One

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I did not like it as much as I thought I would. I thought it sounded super good, but I couldn't finish it it was so boring.

The best Book ever!
Submitted 3/8/2016 by ChessSoccer

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I think it is a good book to read if you like laughing. It is a fun book for everyone to read!

Woohoo
Submitted 3/7/2016 by Puppy person

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved how it made me think more about taking care of my own dog Indigo. It always reminded me that if you lose a friendship it is harder to get it back than to start one.

So Realistic ! And FUNNY
Submitted 3/6/2016 by tzipporah

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book is so real my dog is so like Ace the dog (not the grandpa) yes 2 Ace's , but you gotta love'em. But because Ace (THE DOG) Zelly can't have a sleepover. Ace (THE DOG) can't sit still few luckily my dog can. I SO RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zzzzzz.... Meh...
Submitted 3/1/2016 by Candy123

I would read more books by this author.

😒From the 10 pages I have read, it is a... Just a... Zzzzzz... Oh! Bore. I would not recommend this book to you, or anyone else. I am sorry I chose Aces Wild. I feel that it has potential, but When Life Gives You O. J. Sounds good. So really meh... Zzzzzzz...

I STRONGLY recomend this book!
Submitted 3/1/2016 by gocute1

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book! This book is about a girl named Zelly who has to get her both Aces (her dog AND her grandpa) under control in order to have a sleepover. The quicker Zelly gets to have a sleepover the quicker she'll get invited to one.

Great
Submitted 3/1/2016 by brofe

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I liked this book. I thought it was really funny. Both Aces are really crazy. This book is good for dog and comedy lovers.

FUNNY!!!
Submitted 2/14/2016 by Music

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this book is really funny,like,who names a grandpa with 4 girl friends (that we know of) after a dog?!

#can'twait
Submitted 2/2/2016 by phillyevelyn

I haven't read this book. But I can't wait to read it. I hear that it's about a dog ( I LOVE dogs) which is a little out of control. can't wait to read

Really Funny!
Submitted 12/9/2015 by smiley05

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was a very funny book. My favorite character is Ace.

Aces wild!!
Submitted 12/6/2015 by enpointe

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I loved this book because it was really cool and it was also very exciting because sometimes when i read it i have to stop at the exciting parts and then i went back and finished it i think it is a really good book and you should read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ehhhhh,
Submitted 11/29/2015 by bookworm_right_here

This book was just OK

I started reading it, and it was so boring I closed the book and went on to something else. Nothing happens. Someone else might come along and like it, especialy the dog lovers, but I found it rather disapointing. I've read better.

Great sequel!
Submitted 10/9/2015 by Narwhal Lover

Like "when life gives you OJ", "aces wild" was great. Funny, entertaining, and people can really relate to it. I love ace, the dog and the person. They are really great characters that make up a really great story about a girl who gets her dream dog, and finds him harder to manage than she thought.

Great!
Submitted 10/7/2015 by gymnast56

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I think Aces Wild was a great story and you should definitely read it. The only bad part about it is that if you don't read When Life Gives You Oj you don't really understand it as much. Thanks for reading this book!

Submitted 10/2/2015 by kungfusoccergirl9

I loved this book!

ABOUT A DOG AND DOGS ARE AWESOME

Awesome
Submitted 9/4/2015 by Jlb2005

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

Awesome book! This is a really cool book and I suggest reading it!

THE best!!
Submitted 7/1/2015 by eliana

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was so good!! I love it so much! Best book ever!!

so exited to read
Submitted 7/1/2015 by Cool kid

I would read more books by this author.

I am so exited to read this book it look so awesome

Really good
Submitted 2/2/2015 by violetdancer

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I thought it was pretty good. I love when her grandfather talks because he always practically screaming;) The author had great description too especially when she talked about Bubbles. (Zellys grandmother.)

Submitted 2/1/2015 by ellakovacs

this is a book that you just have to read
Submitted 1/5/2015 by Song

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This is an amazing book about a girl named Zelly who has to get Ace, well Ace and Ace (Ace the dog and Ace the grandpa) under control (which she thinks isn't possible) in order to get her sleepover.

you should read it !
Submitted 1/4/2015 by bunny03904

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Whenever it is time for me to read a book for 30 minutes I am super-duper happy because Aces Wild is such a good book. Today when i was reading i finished the book, i was very sad because it was a very good book. if you are not reading aces Wild you should because if you like dogs YOU WOULD LOVE IT.

This book is great
Submitted 12/28/2014 by woowoo

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

what would you do if you can't have a sleepover until you had a dog under control? Well a girl named Zelly wants to know.

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/9/2014 by Oztz

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is amazing and lets me know more about friendship and family and definitely animals. Again... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

The best!!
Submitted 12/6/2014 by lionmoss

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It was amazing I loved it

Awesome!!!
Submitted 12/3/2014 by GymMonkey

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This is a really exiting, can't-put-it-down book, with a dog and a grandpa that are very alike. I liked it very much.

Aces wild
Submitted 12/1/2014 by aricat

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I did not read the whole thing yet... but I love it so far! people who love crazy books should read aces wild.

Great book!
Submitted 11/1/2014 by Design Team

One thing I learned from this book is that you really have to work hard to train a dog!
People who like (kind of) realistic fiction and who like dogs will like this book,
I give it a thumbs up and recommend this book to all ages!
From Ivy, age 10, MA

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Erica S. Perl
Author of When Life Gives You O.J. and Aces Wild

"The opinions of kids are what matter most."

Erica S. Perl has always enjoyed telling stories. She once convinced her parents that there was “a little cow” living in their bathroom!

Erica is the author of ten books, including one called Chicken Butt (yup, you heard that right). Contrary to popular belief though, her favorite animal is not the chicken. She likes tapirs and capybaras (from the zoo), and sheep, goats, dogs, and guinea pigs.

Erica loves to write and, in her free time, she loves to sing.

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