Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog

Racing in the Rain My Life as a Dog Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking Ini Garth Stein s special adaptation for young people of his acclaimed New York Times bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain readers wi

  • Title: Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
  • Author: Garth Stein
  • ISBN: 9780062015761
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking Ini Garth Stein s special adaptation for young people of his acclaimed New York Times bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, readers will meet one funny dog Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story.Enzo knows he is different from other dogs Most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them.He leaHave you ever wondered what your dog is thinking Ini Garth Stein s special adaptation for young people of his acclaimed New York Times bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, readers will meet one funny dog Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story.Enzo knows he is different from other dogs Most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them.He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up and coming race car driver, and Denny s daughter, Zo , his constant companion Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack it isn t simply about going fast.Applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family s challenges and emerges a hero In the end, Enzo holds in his heart the dream that Denny will go on to be a racing champion with his daughter by his side.For theirs is an extraordinary friendship one that reminds us all to celebrate the triumph of the human and canine spirit.

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    1. Racing in the Rain, My Life as a Dog by Garth SteinThis is a painfully poignant story narrated by a dog. If you like soupy books and love dogs, prepare your reading time with a full box of tissues. This is the story of a family and their dog. A dog that just knows that his next revolution on the wheel of creation he is going to have opposable thumbs and vocal cords uses his insight and narrative skills to tell the story. The story is moving and characterizes the value of perseverance, patience a [...]

    2. review by my 8 year old daughter I think Racing in the Rain is a very sad book. I like how the first few pages of the book are happy, but as you get further into the book it gets sad. Then at the end of the book it's happy again. My favorite part was when the owner of the dog, Denny, was working as hard as he could to get his daughter Zoe back. I loved the author's description of when Enzo, Denny's dog, got hit by a car. After Enzo got hit the story got a little more tragic and serious. In the s [...]

    3. Aš visuomet bijau knygų, kuriose pagrindinis veikėjas yra gyvūnas. Ir tik todėl, kad esu be galo jautri šiems mažiesiems. Bijau, kad tam knygos gyvūnui kas nors nutiks ir tada aš vaikščiosiu apsiverkusi visą dieną, nesugebėdama susitaikyti su išgalvoto personažo likimu. O taip, taip tikrai yra buvę „Mano šuniškas gyvenimas“ jau seniai guli knygų lentynoje, bet šią knygą ] vis atidėliojau, atidėliojau, vis nustumdavau ir pasigriebdavau kitą. Na, bijojau jos – tiesi [...]

    4. I didn't know anything about this book before starting it although the name was vaguely familiarE WORLD: Our very own world. We are situated in Seattle, USAARACTERS: The main character is Enzo, who is actually a dog. Yes, the book's narrator is a dog my friends but a very clever one who has very human-like thoughts. Enzo's owner is Denny Swift, a race car driver, and the one who makes Enzo fall in love with car racing by taking Enzo to all his races, watching TV together, etc. The beginning feel [...]

    5. Viskas kaip ir neblogai, gyvenimiškų istorijų mėgėjams gali patikti (taip, ir gyvūnų mylėtojams), bet man pačiai - pernelyg neįsimintina.

    6. It is an absolute gem!I picked it up under the impression that it would be a ‘fun’ read. A dog who is into racing cars instead of chasing them was bound to be an entertainer. But this book is so much more. I fell in love with Enzo while on the roller coaster of a journey that he was on along with his humans.Heart touching.

    7. This is the junior version of Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain, which narrates the story of racecar driver Denny through the eyes of his dog Enzo (in case you are wondering, the dog is named after the great Enzo Ferrari). Denny is a talented young racecar driver but life continues to throw huge obstacles into his way, trying to prevent him from reaching his ultimate dream to become a professional Formula One driver. Life is thereby compared to a race, important life lessons expresse [...]

    8. Enzo the playful mutt is different than any other dog, he learns about race car driving from his best friend Denny and dreams to race cars too. I loved this book because it showed you that you could accomplish any goal you want to achieve. I recommend this book to anyone who loves sad and heartwarming books about dogs and friendship.

    9. Bookaday #9. This book does not work for children on so many levels. It is a pale comparison to the second best dog book in the world, from which it was adapted, "The Art of Racing in the Rain". Although Enzo continues as the witty and philosophical canine narrator, his humorous anecdotes are few, interspersed between too many serious adult problems. I just don't see kids age 8-12 (as mentioned on the back cover) being interested in Denny's woes, which are very compelling and poignant to the adu [...]

    10. This was given to me as a gift, and at the time I didn't realize it was adapted from a book written for adults. Now, I can't wait to read that book so I can see how the stories parallel each other.Racing in the Rain is told from the perspective of the dog, which I think dog-loving kids will find very appealing. He sees himself as a person, and is frustrated when he acts like a dog. Hearing the story of his owners is powerful. A tear jerker for me, but I love that stuff.Will definitely be recomme [...]

    11. This lad-lit book told through the eyes of Enzo, a dog with amazingly human insight, was really a strong 3 1/2 stars for me. With lots of racing references, I could see a sensitive guy enjoying this along with women who like a good story-line with a mostly happy ending. It's a very quick read. I would caution you to not read the final 20 pages while using mass transit as you might shed a tear or two.

    12. Dog books tear me apart, but I always read them. This is by far one of my favorite books, it is heartwarming and heartbreaking as well.

    13. This was such an emotional story, I cried, I laughed, and I cried. Eve, Denny, and Zoe are the people that make me cry because of the family's love being ripped apart! Enzo tells the story. He made laugh and cry. Enzo is Denny's dog.

    14. This book really does touch your heart. Enzo is the most lovable character, and I'll admit I did shed a few tears at the end. I definitely recommend this book to any dog-lovers. It makes you laugh, cry, think, and is all together a great story.

    15. If you want your friend to stay up all night reading, then call you up at 4am bawling inconsolably and probably sporadically for the rest of their life, give them Racing in the Rain.

    16. This book is amazing. As you probably can already tell it is about a dog but it's not a person talking about a dog, it's about a dog's life from the perspective of the dog. It is a sad book so you may need some tissues. I would definitely recommend for anyone who loves realistic fiction!

    17. Jump into an unusual perspective becoming a dog, reading the fiction book “Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog” by New York Times Bestselling Author, Garth Stein. Right away you are transformed into Enzo, an endearing dog much different than most dogs. Enzo is adopted from a farm by Denny, his soon best friend, and moved into Seattle. Denny, a race car driver, often teaches Enzo the philosophies on racing and how they blend into life. Enzo is a clever mutt and has interesting ideas. He beli [...]

    18. This is the kid version of the book The Art of Racing in the Rain. This version is minus the adult situations (a man crushing on a coffee barista, a girl making sexual advances, etc.) But the topics are still quite serious.A few years back I let my son read this book, my intent was to read it as the same time. Well, he completely blew through it and I didn't finish. I highly recommend that a parent or guardian read this book with/to your child. The topics of death, child custody and neglect are [...]

    19. i have already read this book the past year but i look forward to read it again this year because it is set from a dogs point of view but it is still very serious in the way that the dog fells as well as his owners feels. i would really like to read the adult version though. the very best thing about this book is that it focuses way more on the dogs character and the humans character. it is aslo nice in the way that it is way more than the plot. i hate books that are only about the plot and have [...]

    20. I love this book because it is well written and it has sadness when the dog dies. And it has sweet and normal it is so cool. And also it is a very interesting book and sad. I like it because of all the reasons i said in the other sentence. And he starts to race cars and gets really good at it so people are starting to watch him on TV and he starts getting famous. Until one day when he was racing the car he got ran over by the car.

    21. This story moved me more than any book has for as long as I can remember. The character Enzo and his owner, Denny, were beautifully drawn. I closely related their relationship to that between myself and my beloved dogs. Enzo expressed the thoughts, sense of humor, and emotions I believe my own pets have been capable of. I cheered Enzo and Denny for each triumph and sobbed when their wonderful friendship finally came to a close. But maybe it really didn't

    22. Young adult version of my favorite book, The Art of Racing in the Rain. They took out the "bad" words and changed the accusation to something more "child friendly", but the rest was pretty similar. My eleven year old daughter read this aloud with me and we loved the lessons Enzo had to share. She especially loved the idea that the book was written from a dog's perspective.

    23. This was honestly one of the best books I have ever read. The whole story and the point of view was incredible. I enjoyed the book from cover to cover. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs or loves their dog.

    24. One of the best books I've ever read. If you're a dog lover, or not, Stein writes from the viewpoint of a dog, so the reader really believes they are inside the mind of the sensitive animal. Using gestures and internal thought Stein writes with the depth of deep sadness, humor, and great joy.

    25. Its not so great.The ending is what made me keep reading.It is long but its a good book just not for me.I would reccomend it to someome who loves dogs.

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