Title- Marley and Me
Rating– 5/5- This is a book I wish I’d buy… who wants to buy it for me?
POV- First person, past tense
Trope– Family relationships, Like, Love, Dogs
Similar Books/Comps– The Art of Racing in the Rain, A Dog’s Purpose
My emotions- Ugh, I can’t even
Marley- wild and neurotic pup, loveable, loyal and perfect in every way.
Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.
John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.
Marley grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, and stole women’s undergarments. Obedience school did no good — Marley was expelled.
But just as Marley joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley remained a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit’s end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.
Best part- Their relationship with Marley
What I’d change- Nothing
“A dog doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.”
“He taught us the are of unqualified love. How to give it, how to accept it. Where there is that, most other pieces fall into place.”
Pacing- Perfect, not too fast, not too slow. A lay-in-bed, comfy read