Book Review : ' Outside Of A Dog ' Essay example

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Groucho Marx once said, “Outside of a dog, a book is man 's best friend. Inside of a dog it 's too dark to read” (Goodreads). While dogs have always been present in my life, books have given me an exit on days that are tense, tedious, or unbearable. My love for books was comparable to a flower. Planted as a toddler, it grew as I matured. Jumping from Junie B. Jones to Pretty Little Liars, my choice of genre changed as I entered high school. Even though I had never been picky with which books I read, I started to see patterns as I began looking back on the books I had read in the past.
I sat on the blanket with my head buried in my book as my teammates broke out into laughter. I looked up momentarily out of curiosity, but I went back to my book quickly. Reading was something I did often between softball games at tournaments, and this book was particularly intense. I continued down the page, my eyes moving a mile a minute as my brain processed the words before my eyes even saw them. As I turned the page, I gasped. I stopped at the bottom of the page and reread the passage again. Had I not been with my teammates, I might have cried. I could not believe that I would ever sympathize with a school shooter. I would have shut the book, but the story enticed me as it quickly became one of my favorites.
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult tells the story of Josie Cormier as she suffers the loss of her boyfriend after another student attacks their high school. The novel focuses on the…

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