Dogface (2008) Finding an unexpected niche between YA fiction, military fantasy, and chick lit for dudes, Dogface succeeds via a combination of snappy action and strong characterizations.… 2008-01-18 Fiction MacAdam/Cage
Book Review

Dogface (2008)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 18, 2008; Writer: Jeff Garigliano; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: MacAdam/Cage

Finding an unexpected niche between YA fiction, military fantasy, and chick lit for dudes, Dogface succeeds via a combination of snappy action and strong characterizations. Loren is a 14-year-old Green Beret wannabe; when he acts out, he's shipped off to Camp Ascend!. Purportedly rehab for delinquent teens, the facility turns out to be a moneymaking scheme run by a con man and his family. Loren sniffs this out, and decides to rally his fellow detainees (a motley bunch, for sure) and break out. Jeff Garigliano's debut should entertain anyone who's ever pondered fleeing summer camp. Or, you know, breaking out of jail. B+

Originally posted Jan 11, 2008 Published in issue #974 Jan 18, 2008 Order article reprints