The Underground Dogs


The Underground Dogs

Authors & Illustrator


First Place Book Award

First Place Award


Diego de la Corte is essentially a robot. Just like you. He works a dead-end job like you; goes to the same hypnotizing clubs you frequent; drinks the same bitter beer you chug; buys the same trendy technology you also can’t live without. He keeps dreaming the same dreams, but he desperately wants to wake up. His best friend, Ketrick Woodward, is wide-awake and ready to open Diego’s eyes. In this American society controlled by a new kind of government called the Enforcers of Democracy, Diego becomes Ketrick’s student, learning and gradually accepting his teacher’s mantra that having your life watched, your very reality controlled, is no way to exist. Soon Diego is thrust into an external—and internal—rebellion in which his decisions will forever transform his life, the lives of his friends, and the world around him.