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''No More Dead Dogs'' is a novel by Creator/GordonKorman. [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], eighth-grade football player, refuses to tell a lie, so when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. In detention, Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the school play, which happens to be the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".

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''No More Dead Dogs'' is a a young-adult novel by Creator/GordonKorman. [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], eighth-grade football player, refuses to tell a lie, so when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. In detention, Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the school play, which happens to be the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".



young-adult novel,

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young-adult novel, \n



* AccidentalHero: Wallace, due to unintentionally scoring a touchdown during the previous school year.
* AdaptationDecay: {{InUniverse}}. By the end of the book, the production of "Old Shep, My Pal" is almost nothing like the original script, thanks to Wallace's improvements.
** ''And How!'' The improved version includes [[spoiler:a rapper, the cast on rollerskates, a band called The Dead Mangoes, a moped disguised to look like a motorcycle, and a stuffed dog on a remote control car.]]

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* AccidentalHero: Wallace, due to unintentionally scoring a touchdown during the previous school year.
year is revered by the school
* AdaptationDecay: {{InUniverse}}. By the end of the book, the production of "Old Shep, My Pal" is almost nothing like the original script, thanks to Wallace's improvements.
** ''And How!''
improvements. The improved version includes [[spoiler:a rapper, the cast on rollerskates, a band called The Dead Mangoes, a moped disguised to look like a motorcycle, and a stuffed dog on a remote control car.]]



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Dylan, Rachel's younger brother.

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* %%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Dylan, Rachel's younger brother.



* BrutalHonesty: Anything that Wallace himself says comes off as this. This is why he gets in trouble for his book report, because he says that he doesn't like the book.
* CassandraTruth: Wallace in general, even though he WillNotTellALie.

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* BrutalHonesty: Anything that Wallace himself says comes off as this.this as blunt at best. This is why he gets in trouble for his book report, because he says that he doesn't like the book.
* %%%* CassandraTruth: Wallace in general, even though he WillNotTellALie.



* [[FallenPrincess Fallen Prince]]: Wallace.
* GenreSavvy: Quite a bit, including a moment at the end where [[spoiler:Julia Roberts writes back to Rachel, saying that she's been in enough Romantic Comedies to know that Rachel's in one herself and that she's obviously into Wallace.]]

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* [[FallenPrincess Fallen Prince]]: Wallace.
* GenreSavvy: Quite Wallace writing a bit, including book review and working on a school play are the plot's anchor so there is a lot of narrative awareness. This includes a moment at the end where [[spoiler:Julia Roberts writes back to Rachel, saying that she's been in enough Romantic Comedies to know that Rachel's in one herself and that she's obviously into Wallace.]]



* IncendiaryExponent: Accidentally.

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* %%%* IncendiaryExponent: Accidentally.



* NightmareFetishist: Dylan, who subscribes to publications like "Ooze of the Month".
* NotSoAboveItAll: Mr. Fogelman starts getting into the show's rewrites when he's able to play music for it. He still won't change Wallace's grade, however.

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* NightmareFetishist: Dylan, who Dylan subscribes to publications like "Ooze of the Month".
* NotSoAboveItAll: Mr. Fogelman starts getting into the show's rewrites when he's able to play music for it. He still won't change Wallace's grade, however.though.



* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: Parker Schmidt, of the "wildly inaccurate" mold.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Wallace's primary complaint with the [[ShowWithinAShow Book Within A Book]] ''Old Shep, My Pal'', is that it is ''literally'' one of these. See DeathByNewberryMedal above.
* TheShowMustGoOn: Rachel's motto even when she was a theater extra in kindergarten. She uses these words to convince the cast to keep performing the show after [[spoiler:the Old Shep dog is blown up with a cherry bomb.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In-universe, the school play's adaptation of "Old Shep, My Pal" spares the title character from his DeathByNewberyMedal. [[spoiler:And then the radio-controlled dog puppet ''explodes'', due to hilarious sabotage.]]
* SternTeacher: Mr. Fogelman's not a bad guy, just a bit of a control freak.

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* %%%* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: Parker Schmidt, of the "wildly inaccurate" mold.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Wallace's primary complaint with the [[ShowWithinAShow Book Within A Book]] ''Old Shep, My Pal'', is that it is ''literally'' one of these. There is no point to the dog's death, so he wrote that in his review. See DeathByNewberryMedal above.
* TheShowMustGoOn: Rachel's motto even when she was a theater extra in kindergarten.kindergarten is that the show has to go on no matter what. She uses these words to convince the cast to keep performing the show after [[spoiler:the Old Shep dog is blown up with a cherry bomb.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In-universe, the school play's adaptation of "Old Shep, My Pal" spares the title character from his DeathByNewberyMedal. [[spoiler:And then [[Then the radio-controlled dog puppet ''explodes'', due to hilarious sabotage.]]
* SternTeacher: Mr. Fogelman's not a bad guy, just a bit of a control freak. He wants all of his students to understand his view of "Old Shep, My Pal".



* StylisticSuck: "Old Shep, My Pal", written in the style of a {{Glurge}}-filled dog story.

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* StylisticSuck: "Old Shep, My Pal", Pal" is written in the style of a {{Glurge}}-filled dog story.



* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that. It ends up being meaningless since she finds out from her parents.]]

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* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. Wallace is known for his blunt honesty. [[spoiler: Until At the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that. It ends up being meaningless since she finds out from her parents.]]


Admittedly a rather [[ClicheStorm formulaic]] young-adult novel, it is livened up by quirky characters, an interesting plot, and a good dose of GenreSavvy.

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Admittedly a rather [[ClicheStorm formulaic]] young-adult novel, it is livened up by quirky characters, an interesting plot, and a good dose of GenreSavvy.
novel,


* TheShowMustGoOn: Rachel's motto even when she was a theater extra in kindergarten. She uses these words to convince the cast to keep performing the show after [[spoiler:the Old Shep dog is blown up with a cherry bomb.]]



* TheShowMustGoOn: Rachel's motto even when she was a theater extra in kindergarten. She uses these words to convince the cast to keep performing the show after [[spoiler:the Old Shep dog is blown up with a cherry bomb.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In-universe, the school play's adaptation of "Old Shep, My Pal" spares the title character from his DeathByNewberyMedal. [[spoiler:And then the radio-controlled dog puppet ''explodes'', due to hilarious sabotage.]]


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* YouAreGrounded: Despite [[spoiler: Wallace's lie, Dylan's parents find out what he did]] and ground him for twenty years.

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* YouAreGrounded: Despite [[spoiler: Wallace's lie, Dylan's parents find out what he did]] and ground him for twenty years.years.
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* AdaptationDecay: {{In-universe}}. By the end of the book, the production of "Old Shep, My Pal" is almost nothing like the original script, thanks to Wallace's improvements.

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* AdaptationDecay: {{In-universe}}.{{InUniverse}}. By the end of the book, the production of "Old Shep, My Pal" is almost nothing like the original script, thanks to Wallace's improvements.


''No More Dead Dogs'' is a novel by Creator/GordonKorman. It's about an eighth-grade football player, [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], who refuses to tell a lie. So when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".

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''No More Dead Dogs'' is a novel by Creator/GordonKorman. It's about an eighth-grade football player, [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], who eighth-grade football player, refuses to tell a lie. So lie, so when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. In detention, Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the school play, which happens to be the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".


* BrutalHonesty: Anything that Wallace himself says comes off as this.

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* BrutalHonesty: Anything that Wallace himself says comes off as this. This is why he gets in trouble for his book report, because he says that he doesn't like the book.



** [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in the play when [[spoiler:Old Shep survives what he died from in the book, then ''explodes''.]]

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** [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in the play when [[spoiler:Old Shep survives what he died from in the book, then his dummy ''explodes''.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Mr. Fogelman decides that a kid who doesn't agree with him about a book, despite technically completing the assignment, should be put in detention until he writes a book report that shows he likes the book.
** The reason why [[spoiler:Dylan]] was sabotaging the rehearsals was because [[spoiler:Wallace was giving up football practice to voluntarily work with the play.]]



* EasilyForgiven: When Rachel finds out from her parents that [[spoiler:Dylan was the one sabotaging her play, and they ground him for "twenty years". In response, she brings a box of weird stuff to his room so that he won't get bored.]]



* NotSoAboveItAll: Mr. Fogelman starts getting into the show's rewrites when he's able to play music for it. He still won't change Wallace's grade, however.



* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]]

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* TotallyRadical: Wallace's edits involve using rap lyrics and words like "jive".
* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]] It ends up being meaningless since she finds out from her parents.]]
* YouAreGrounded: Despite [[spoiler: Wallace's lie, Dylan's parents find out what he did]] and ground him for twenty years.


''No More Dead Dogs'' is a novel by GordonKorman. It's about an eighth-grade football player, [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], who refuses to tell a lie. So when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".

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''No More Dead Dogs'' is a novel by GordonKorman.Creator/GordonKorman. It's about an eighth-grade football player, [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], who refuses to tell a lie. So when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".


* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]]
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* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]]
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** [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in the play when [[spoiler:Old Shep survives what he died from in the book, then ''[[IncendiaryExponent ex]][[DiabolusExMachina pl]][[CrowningMomentOfAwesome od]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny es]]''.]]

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** [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in the play when [[spoiler:Old Shep survives what he died from in the book, then ''[[IncendiaryExponent ex]][[DiabolusExMachina pl]][[CrowningMomentOfAwesome od]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny es]]''.''explodes''.]]

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* BeigeProse: ''Old Shep, My Pal'' prior to Wallace's edits. Sample line: "I'm afraid your beloved pet has expired."


* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a WhiteLie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then wonders what the hell made him do that.]]

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* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a WhiteLie white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]]


* AccidentalHero - Wallace, due to the touchdown incident.

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* AccidentalHero - AccidentalHero: Wallace, due to the touchdown incident.






* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a White Lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then wonders what the hell made him do that.]]

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* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: until Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a White Lie WhiteLie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then wonders what the hell made him do that.]]

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