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{The Love Pug: J. J. Howard}The Love Pug by J. J. Howard
Published by Scholastic Press on December 26, 2019
Genres: Childrens, Middle School, Realistic Fiction
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – J.J. Howard, author of Pugs and Kisses and Pugs in a Blanket, delivers more puppy love and friendship mix-ups.
Emma’s pug, Cupid, has a hidden talent: He is a master at matchmaking! Her pet seems to have a nose for spotting which two people belong together.

With the big school dance coming up, Emma decides to use Cupid’s powers to find her best friend, Hallie, a date. But as Emma tries to navigate crushes and secrets, she finds that things are a lot more complicated than they seem. And what if Cupid also has a surprising match in mind . . . for Emma herself?

{My thoughts} – Emma is a sweet girl that has an adorable pug named Cupid. Cupid is well known by most the town and allowed in places of business that wouldn’t otherwise allow pets.

Emma has a best friend named Theo and another named Hallie. They have been really close friends for a long time and mostly know everything about one another.

It takes Emma sometime to figure out she’d fallen out of step with both in regards to the pages of this book. However, once things start to make sense she seems to be better able to sort out her thought and feelings.

Cupid is a fun little pug. Emma things he’s a matchmaker and truly takes that thought process to heart. She thinks he helped set her old babysitter up, her dad, her friend Hallie and more.

This was a really cute book to read and I look forward to reading more books by this author in the future!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.