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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Art Of Racing In The Rain VS A Dog's Life

Paige Boston
The Art Of Racing In The Rain
by Garth Stein
pg 277

In both The Art Of Racing In The Rain and A Dog's Life by Ann Martin, the main characters are dogs who narrate the story. Both have close interactions with people, but in slightly different ways. Enzo, the narrator of The Art Of Racing In The Rain, lives with a family, while Squirrel from A Dog's Life, is a stray travelling from one home to the next. Both dogs are mixed breeds who understand people and their actions very well, and are sometimes skeptical of humans and their intentions. Enzo and Squirrel have both been hit by a car, which causes injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. They both connect with one specific human whose personality and interests match theirs. For Enzo, this person is Denny, a semi-professional race car driver. Squirrel's person is Susan, an old woman who lives alone. Overall, I find these books very similar as the protagonists have unique ways of narrating them and it is interesting to see an animal's perspective.

1 comment:

  1. I have read a book like the ones that you talked about. i think it was called Nop's Trials. It was really interesting to see how the dogs communicated with eachother and how they iterpreted humans. I thought that it was a pretty good book, how is the one that you are reading right now?


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