The art of racing in the rain by Garth Stein
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I will admit that it took my a while to get into this book. It was a little strange at first, to get into Enzo’s doggie mind. Once I got comfortable with it though I started to enjoy it more.
When I got halfway and Eve had passed, I wasn’t sure where this story was going to go. I didn’t expect for the “twins” to be so terrible. Honestly most of the book I wasn’t sad, I was stressed. Enzo was the best character overall, he’s the one I felt the most connection with. The ending was the only good part for me, and even then to me it felt lacking. The entire book felt like it was a drag, the racing terminology was cute but sometimes felt like overkill. I enjoyed the book, it was one I could pick up and equally put it down, my life didn’t revolve around knowing what happened. I liked the book but it never was something that I was obsessed with. Maybe I wasn’t in the right mind space to read this book, because I’ve heard so many people say to get the tissues and i don’t understand why. I almost cried at one point, but I didn’t overly connect to it. Maybe I compared it too much to Marley and Me, maybe I was expecting more. I was just so disappointed in Eve’s actions with her own health, and mad at her parents actions with Zoe.
What did you think? Did you love it??? Please tell me why because I just can’t wrap my mind around that!
Get ready to grab Where the Crawdads Sing for October