The Bravest Word
Published: 2022 by Walker Books
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
11 year old Matt finds a hurt, neglected dog abandoned cruelly in the bush, he knows that the pup must be saved. Having bad days himself lately, more than the good, Matt worries he won’t be able to help – especially as he’s always tired, he can’t concentrate, nothing seems to bring him happiness anymore. But it’s too hard to say anything, especially with mum expecting him to snap out of it all the time.