Racing In The Rain Reflection

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In Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog, the story is narrated by a loving dog, Enzo. Written by Garth Stein, the novel focuses on life from a dog’s point of view. The book is a special adaptation for young people of the New York Times bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain. Taking place in present-day Washington, Enzo decides that when he dies and returns to Earth as a human that he wants to be just as great as his beloved owner.
In the very first chapter of the novel, it introduces Enzo laying on a kitchen floor, unable to get up. He manages to convince himself that he isn’t actually immobile, but when his owner arrives home, he learns that he is wrong. Enzo then hears his owner talking on the phone about a one way trip to
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He is experiencing arthritis and having trouble walking. He goes through daily struggles but manages to keep going. Soon he is too sore to walk up the stairs and Denny stays downstairs to be with him. As it was foreshadowed in the beginning, Enzo takes a one way trip to the vet. Zoë and Denny are sad and bury him under his favorite tree in their backyard. The novel ends with Enzo as a human, walking up to Denny stating, “Enzo says Hi.”
The overall purpose of the book was to tell a great story of life from a dog’s point of view. The moral of the story is that even dogs can be heroes and be a wonderful companion. Enzo decided that when he returned to earth as a human he wanted to be just as great as his beloved owner. In the end, Enzo help in his heart the dream that Denny will go on to be a racing champion with his daughter by his side.
The book was a great read and had many happy and sad moments. It was a cool experience to “read” a dog’s thoughts and see life from a dog’s perspective. The best parts of the book were when after a long battle with the grandparents, Denny gets custody over Zoë. another great part of the book was when Enzo realizes that he is ready to pass. He is a human after he dies asa dog and can finally speak, going up to Denny and saying, “Enzo says

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