At the time I read this book I had a dog named Harley that reminded me a lot of Marley. That may be why I liked this book so much, or it could be the fact that I am an animal lover. Either way I loved this book.
The story of the problems Mr. Grogan and his family had with Marley were all to real. Every pet owner has moments of distress where they feel that they could give up their pet, but love always wins. I think that the antics of Marley were greatly detailed.
I became attached to Marley and felt the frustration, love, and compassion that Mr. Grogan felt for his dog. I would recommend this book to any pet owner, or animal lover.
âMarley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog John Groganâ
I give this book Two Paws Up. Loved it!!! I've listened to it on CD no less than five times.
âMarley & Meâ will take you on adventures that will make you laugh so hard you cry. It is a âMust Readâ for anyone who owns a Labrador. You will develop a special bond with Marley and John. I think every dog owner, or everyone who thought of owning a dog should read this wonderful book.
The only hard part for me was towards the end of the book as Marley aged, just as all lifelong companions do. I could relate to all that Marley (the dog) was dealing with and the questions and answers of John & his family. Like I told my friends, if you need to stop before the last chapter or twoâ¦.you will still have a wonderful read.
For myself, I am happy that I did not stop reading as Marley aged. The last chapter touched my heart. If you can deal with the age issueâ¦.get a box of tissues and read on.
Also you may want to note there are two versions of this book:
(1) âMarley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog John Groganâ (First book?)
(2) Marley: A Dog Like No Other - Reading Level: Ages 9-12 (same storyâ¦but age appropriate for younger readers)
I have both versions and I've enjoyed both. This is one book (or 2) I will be keeping for myself and will be buying copies to give as gifts.