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Please note: This is a short story. Flash fiction is a fun and quick read, not a novel.Hannah needed a project to get her through the long summer. Signing up at the local animal shelter, she finds exactly what she needs in the sad, lost dog Basil.She sets her sights on finding his owner, promising him he would be reunited with his family. What she didn't anticipate was beiPlease note: This is a short story. Flash fiction is a fun and quick read, not a novel.Hannah needed a project to get her through the long summer. Signing up at the local animal shelter, she finds exactly what she needs in the sad, lost dog Basil.She sets her sights on finding his owner, promising him he would be reunited with his family. What she didn't anticipate was being distracted by her gorgeous co-volunteer, Harry.Overcoming her inner shyness, Hannah needs to reel in Harry the hottie, find Basil's owner, and try to be a normal teenager for her mother. And do all this before the summer ends.Love, paws, and fur balls abound in this fun short story that is bound to make your tail wag....

Title : a hairy tail
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ISBN : 17698022
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 38 Pages
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a hairy tail Reviews

  • Lis Carey
    2019-03-21 17:14

    Hannah, under pressure from her mother to "get out of the house" during the summer, decides to volunteer at the local animal shelter. On her first day there, she meets Basil, a very sad dog who has been there, unclaimed, for months. She also meets Harry, another high school student and fellow volunteer. Convinced that a dog as nice as Basil, and as sad, must be missing his family and his family missing him, she convinces Harry that they have to find Basil's family.This is a short, light, fun story about two teenagers doing something positive with their summer. Recommended.I bought this book.

  • Madi (TheBookNerdDiaries)
    2019-04-21 13:14

    This one just wasn't my thing. It felt too middle grade for me and I think I only wanted to read it because it was free, from an author I previously enjoyed, and it was short.

  • Angela Lambkin
    2019-03-24 16:32

    A wonderful and sweet story of how a dog was finally reunited with his family !I enjoyed this story! It was such a cool and endearing type of story. These two teenage volunteers come to reuniting a dog who had been separated from his family for three months.Also how a fifteen year old shy girl finds a special friend? I recommend this great dog ebook for anyone young to older adult who loved to read short great stores like this. And so for these reasons I feel it needs five stars,too! I received this ebook for free and now have finished reading it and given it an honest review! Great work Jamie! By Angela L. I would like to be one of your beta readers, Jamie! I just need free review copy-Ies) and know if just Amazon and Goodreads is good enough to have a review on for each ebook? Email: [email protected] or contact me on Goodreads,ok? Please? I love reading animal stories and books like yours Jamie! Thanks!

  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    2019-03-28 16:08

    This was a short, sweet, contemporary, teen, summer romance. Nerdy, introvert Hannah is encouraged by her mom to get out of the house more, get a job and even have some fun over the summer. She starts volunteering at the local animal shelter and meets Harry. They work together to find a stray dog's owner. Bring on the Hallmark style instalove. I gotta say- I didn't hate it. I actually liked it. There wasn't any drama or fussing. Because it was so short, there was no time for a lot of back and forth wambulance bitching and best of all there was no love triangle (At least not in this little installment) Maybe there will be in the future but at least there will be time for build up by then. So all in all I liked this book and it was super satisfying with none of the usual frustration! Maybe all teen romance should have dogs added in!

  • Paige Turner
    2019-04-12 17:04

    Don’t take my rating as a bad 2.5, A Hairy Tail was a decent read, which is why it received a 2.5.The main character is Hannah and she was kind of cool. She was more interested in school and homework and schedules than summer parties and wildness, which I respected. There was actual no obvious character development from what I could see, but that was fine. Mostly because there was no need for development, it wasn’t a thirty-two chapter novel about a teenager who finds herself. It was about down-to-earth Hannah who finds something to do while she wants for the last ninety-three days of summer to end... Read the rest of this review and more at:

  • Anita
    2019-03-25 20:23

    A Hairy Tail introduces 15-year-old Hannah, a sweet, nerdy, unconventional teenager. Her mom forces her out of her house during summer break with one request; do something. Hannah discovers that an animal shelter needs volunteers and her summer adventure begins.This is a sweet, clean read. It would be especially fun for middle-school age readers. The book features a boy, a friend and a semi-crazy mom (oh, and a dog). I believe there should be a 4.5 star rating. There isn't, so I rounded up.

  • Sarah Garvin
    2019-03-22 14:05

    Great BookI chose this rating because I read the book in 1 day because it was so good! I liked just about the whole book. I would recommend this book to people over 10 mainly because it involves flirting and other things that may not be appropriate for people under 10. This is a great book and I highly recommend it.

  • Ann Herrick
    2019-03-23 16:20

    Despite some minor spelling and punctuation issues this is a cute, sweet, short read that leaves you smiling. :)

  • TL
    2019-04-13 18:16

    2.5 stars---Nice little story but it focused more on the romance and the MC's personal life than the dogs/helping Basil. (Despite it being geared mostly likely toward teens.. not everything needs romance in it)On one hand, it was nice to get to know Hannah a little better but on the other, it slowed down the pace of the story and I couldn't really connect with Veronica or Hannah's mom. The only other character I loved/liked besides the dogs was Harry.Makes me want a dog of my own again... one day.2.5 stars

  • Janet
    2019-03-27 13:16

    What a sweet book!This was such a cute story. Not only did we learn about the incredible people who provide support for lost pets, but we also got to see how two teenagers fell in love for the first time. I really enjoyed this book. It's a quick, fun read for the summer!

  • Anne-Kathrine
    2019-04-14 18:26

    Cute short story. Love seeing Hannah find herself and learn to be a teenager.

  • Morgan Hatcher
    2019-04-19 18:06

    AwesomeGreat book. Heart touching. The book is a great,heartwarming book. So good and loveable. How a dog finds his family.☺☺

  • Arianna Jenkins
    2019-03-26 16:14

    Cutest book ever!It was a blend of love and cuteness. The way Harry acts around Hannah is so cute! One part is just waiting to be told: Harry kissed Hannah! :)

  • Nancy Silk
    2019-04-19 16:25

    "A Great Story for Young Adults"I truly enjoyed reading this short story about introducing teens to charitable activities during time away from school. Such is 15-year old Hannah, starting her summer vacation with nothing to look forward to like other kids. It was 93 days ... long days ... before the chaotic business of going back to school. Her mom, Coco, encourages her to get outside and try to have some fun, maybe find a job. At the local supermarket, Hannah scanned the advertisements for jobs. She finds an old, tattered flyer from the local animal shelter looking for volunteers. She took the flyer and rides her bicycle to the Mapleton Animal Rescue Center. She is a little hesitant as her dream career was being a scientist; animals really were not her thing. Yes, they still needed volunteers and she was to put in a four-hour shift the next day. Her first chore was to learn how to bathe dogs. She started with the smaller feistier dogs thinking they'd be easier to handle, but they weren't. The last dog she bathed was a large dog with big brown sad eyes who refused to move off the floor. So she picks him up and carries him to the tub where the dog just sits in the water, hardly blinking. Speaking aloud, she wonders what kind of life the dog has had. An attractive young man, about her own age, replies to her question, "His name is Basil and he's been here for three months." Harry continues the chat by letting her know that all new volunteers start out by washing the dogs, then leaves her to continue her clean-up chores. The next day was a fun day taking all the dogs out to the fenced area of green grass where they can romp and play. She takes Basil out, but Basil doesn't play. He just lays on the grass. Hannah soon realizes that Basil is not looking for a new home, he's looking for he old home. So, Hannah and Harry set out a goal to try to find Basil's home. Hannah will also have much more to discover during her summer break. This is a wonderful story which reflects good deeds by great teens who take on responsibilities within their community. The writing quality is superb, characters are captivating, the story line is very engaging. This is a story all teens will enjoy, and also adults.

  • Amy Lou
    2019-03-24 18:24

    This book is exactly what I needed.I’ve been slipping into a reading/blogging slump for a week or two, and fighting to stay out of it, but I wrote a few poems last week and read this little short story today (along with watching soooooooo much Netflix… and Film Theory…) and I already feel so much better. I love the COYER challenge, but it’s long! I’m going to stick it out till the end. Only a couple of weeks left!It’s cute, lovable, fun….Everything you need in a little short story! The author does say as a disclaimer that this book is flash fiction, and is not meant to be a novel. I definitely appreciate that!The main character is… Well, boring!I’m not being insulting, just factual! Hannah likes school, along with organized, methodical things, and she enjoys her predictable life. When her mother forces her to get up and out of the house for the summer, she spots a volunteer opportunity at the local animal shelter.The characters are fairly stereotypical, but in a lovable way.The guy is the “hottest guy I’ve ever seen that can’t possibly be single” and also happens to be amazing and totally interested in Hannah. But it’s all about the puppies, so it’s all good, right?The writing is a little choppy at times, but it goes by quickly!The writing is simply meant to be for a short story. Things happen very quickly, and there’s not too much time spent on minute details. The story is quite cute though, and I’m a sucker for a cute puppy!Overall, it was fun to read and definitely put a smile on my face.I really can’t resist puppies. They’re just so cute and fluffy and….Image result for PUPPIES gif“Oh, am I cute?”I may pick up the sequel if I’m ever needing a short story or just some sweet puppies and cheesy, harmless romance. Originally posted on Every Book You Need to Read and More.

  • Sandra Lopez
    2019-03-26 15:14

    Hannah loved school and was bored without it—just like me! Her mother told her to get out of the house and get a summer job; she finds one at an animal shelter.Washing grungy, filthy mutts didn’t sound too appealing to Hannah…until she sets eyes on Harry, the cutest guy at the shelter. Perhaps this wouldn’t be so bad after all. But Harry isn’t the only one that has captured her heart; a stray dog named Basil also has a leash to it. Suddenly, Hannah makes it her mission to find the dog’s family. The story is centered on Hannah finding Basil’s family. Hannah is a cute, clumsy teen most of us can relate to. And what was up with Hannah’s mom wanting her kid to be a party girl? Doesn’t she know that she’s not like that? Most parents would’ve loved that! Like Hannah said, “what’s so great about being normal?” This is an adorable love story with a “Cinderella” ending. Great for romance and animal lovers! My only issue was that it was too short.

  • Banana
    2019-04-07 18:10

    I think it's really good because I really like how the author described the dog (Basil) with detail, so people can imagine how the dog really looked like in the book.

  • Luis
    2019-03-31 16:30

    It's kind of a cute story, but could be better if properly edited. Poor image building. Especially the blushing parts.Annoyance crept through her as she wondered why he always seemed to have a way with the animals and she didn't.How can she claim this? She just met the guy for like 4 hours and there's not much interaction and she already knows that the guy has a way with animals?Yes, it's just a short story. A fan fiction. But still...

  • Michele Amitrani
    2019-04-01 17:13

    This is probably one of the cutest story I’ve read this year. It is part romance, part nostalgic, and although is nothing really special, it is well written and engaging nonetheless. More than reading a story, I felt more like somebody was telling it to me. This is always good, when you are not even aware of the author’s voice, but just read as you were simply listening.If you like short stories, dogs, and a simple but yet compelling style of writing, this book is for you.

  • Marcia Laput
    2019-04-11 16:18

    Great book, heart touchingThis is a great book if you love dogs because Basil is a sad puppy that misses his family. He's been at the shelter for 3 months. Hannah and Harry (couple) help find Basil's owners. in the end, his owners come. He changes from sad to happy when he sees his owners.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-23 15:21

    It was cute, sweet, and short. The writing style was fine and there were few typos. I considered this book like a palette cleanser before I read my next novel. It's not the type of short story that will stick with me for a long time, because not much happened in the short 38 pages. It did make me feel good, but I was hoping for a little more romance.

  • Hildegart
    2019-03-27 16:07

    This story made me think of my missing cat. he's been gone for just over three months, just like Charlie/Basil. :-( ... previous reviews made note of typos. I think it has been re-edited or something because I didn't notice many typos. The big thing to remember is that the author is Australian and so some of the words might look misspelled but really aren't.

  • Crystal Aleshire
    2019-04-12 14:11

    Excellent, fun little story! Definitely recommend for preteens!This is a great coming of age kind of book. It was a quick read, but a lot of fun, even at my age. My niece likes it, too. Enjoyed it so much that I picked up more from the Hairy Tail Series.

  • Emma
    2019-04-19 14:07

    awwwwwwwwwww. Nothing is better than cute dogs and cute boys. Nothing can beat them when they are together. Which means this book is a home run in my book! Basil is a lost dog and the two budding lovebirds are determined to find his real owners. Another short, but again, worth the read!!

  • Patricia C Robbins
    2019-03-30 17:03

    One for Dog LoversOne for Dog LoversI wish the story about the blossoming love between the two main characters had Ben more fully developed. I guess Jamie is going to have them reunite other families or even build reconstituted families.

  • Heather
    2019-04-02 16:14

    I only chose this book because of the front cover, so I didn't realise it was only a short story until I started reading it. Nevertheless, it was a sweet book for middle primary school children about first love and a lost dog named Basil.

  • Aidan Lemonade
    2019-03-21 19:19

    So goodI loved this book I read it in school and it was so sweet my friend read it with me!!

  • Kathleen
    2019-04-18 13:30

    a quick short story. Fun and easy to read story about growing up, friendship and dogs. what more could you want in a short story?

  • Denise Kuntz
    2019-04-01 20:17

    I recommend for YA.

  • nicole nowak
    2019-03-29 13:30

    such a sweet short story. i was really really hoping that it would be longer, or have multiple stories in it.