Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Nalyor Halle Barraclough
Marty spotted Shiloh by the creek. Shiloh does not make any noise. Marty notices the dog looks like it has been beat. Shiloh runs away. Later Marty meets up with Shiloh again. Marty's dad makes him take him back to Judd Traver's house. When they get back to Judd Traver's house, Marty noticed that Judd kicked Shiloh.
Marty builds a pen for Shiloh. When Shiloh is in the pen, a big German Shepard attacks Shiloh. Marty's dad is frustrated because Marty kept Shiloh a secret from him (even Marty's mom had found our). They take Shiloh to the family doctor to see if he can help save Shiloh's life.
Shiloh stayed at Marty's home until he was healed. Judd Travers found out that Shiloh was there. Marty begs to keep Shiloh. Judd Travers said, "You can keep him but you have to do my chores. "
Marty cleans Judd Travers house and works off his chores. Judd Travers makes fun of Marty. When Marty is finished doing his chores, Judd gives Marty and old dog collar.
Marty is very happy to finally have Shiloh. And Marty does not keep Shiloh outside anymore in a pen. The theme of this book is: sometimes things are different than what they seem.