Racing in the RainGarth Stein

Racing in the Rain

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Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Book Summary

Now a family friendly major motion picture from Fox 2000 Studios—featuring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo the dog!

In this young readers’ edition of the New York Times bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, meet one funny mutt—Enzo, the lovable dog who tells this story.

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. Most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them.

He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and Denny's daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack—it isn't simply about going fast.

Applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero. In the end, Enzo holds in his heart the dream that Denny will go on to be a racing champion with his daughter by his side.

For theirs is an extraordinary friendship—one that reminds us all to celebrate the triumph of the human (and canine) spirit.

Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein) Book Reviews

Best book i have ever readI hate reading....but i couldn't put this book down. it's a must read for everyone!!.Score: 5/5

Great book!Wow! This book is great I'm not even finished almost there! I definitely recommend this book! I didn't buy this on iBooks but I bought the paperback at Target for like 6 dollars. I haven't read any of the other of the Garth Stein books but I will you'll see my reviews eventually!.Score: 5/5

Loved itReminds me so much of my cocker spaniel Capitan. The book is amazing. My cocker recently died and this book made me miss him so much. It really touches the heart..Score: 5/5

Bengurumi2104I own the real book and I absolutely love it. This book is very heartfelt, touching, humorous, a little depressing, and all around an amazing book. I'd recommend this book to absolutely everybody who loves dogs or just wants a good story. 5 stars all the way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.Score: 5/5

My Life as a Dog:The Art of Racing in the RainLike some movies I have seen, this book illicited deep emotions in me. I cried at the end. The struggle with daughter custody and loss of wife, and dear pet was well put together. Thank you sir..Score: 5/5

A New York Times must readAny lover of mans best friend must read This book about the ups and down of The good life we live, what makes it a GREAT life is When you have a Loyal loving mutt like Enzo..Score: 5/5

Thank youI love this book, how you made Enzo and Dennie's life as dog to master. How you showed his life as a dog from birth to death. So thank you for this incredible, touching, sad, story..Score: 5/5

Racing in the rainThis amazing tale is about a dog named Enzo and his view on life. Enzo is not like most dogs he watches T.V and finds out that he will become a human once his soul is ready. This book will have you wanting more in a hot minute. It is one of the best books I have ever read!-Book Worm 24.Score: 4/5

I love this bookIt is a wonderful book I loved reading it I was stuck to it when I read the first page so u should get it I read it everywhere in the car my room outside it is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):).Score: 5/5

Loved itI have the book and it is amazing nothing else 2 say.Score: 5/5

Captured my heartI love this book. The book broke my heart and sewed back filled my soul with crying tears. I can't believe how good this is unbeliever that it has a happy ending. Long live enzo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Wonderful!I read this book about 3 years ago and I still think about it…great read!.Score: 5/5

Favorite book everI have read a lot of different books but this is by far my favorite. If you haven't read it...READ IT!.Score: 5/5

One of my favorites!!!This book is a beautiful read!!.Score: 5/5

HeartwarmingAny dog lover will love this book. Captures the heart!.Score: 5/5

If there is only one book you can read, this would be it!!!I am not an avid reader, nor be considered a reader for that matter. The only books I finished reading were those that I had to read to get my degree. Reading is not a hobby, pleasure or any satisfaction for me. Reading a one page article is enough for me. Having said that, I read this book in 2 days. During my flight from Philly to Denver (not the entire flight), I fell asleep at some point. I finished the book in a couple of hours in my hotel room. What is the take away for me? The way I see life, and how I want my relationship with my pup Hunter to be. I now have a better understanding of him and how I would like our relationship from this day forward. We will live our days as if it were the last. No regrets just appreciation and seizing the moments. Thanks to my dear friend Sonia for recommending this amazing book. Thank you to the author Mr. Stein for this master piece. Amando S. Dalisay Jr. 04-29-2017.Score: 5/5

Best dog bookI liked it.Score: 5/5

AmazingIt made me cry inspirational sad and fun I love art of racing in the rain to.Score: 5/5

KkKk racing in the rain and the art of racing in the rain duz it matter witch 1 is read 1st.Score: 3/5

AwesomeI wish I had a dog like Enzo,who loves racing. Anybody who likes dogs read this book. You'll love it!.Score: 5/5

Amazing and heart warmingI thought this was an amazing book. I also watched the movie but the book was better. Also if you liked this book you may like the book bring jade home the true story of a lost dog in Yellowstone. Overall I would rate this book five stars and anyone who loves animal would like this book. This book really shows the bond that man and dog share. This is a great book for kids and adults..Score: 5/5

OmgOmg...awesome!!!.Score: 5/5

The best book I've ever readEven though I am young I still appreciate every word of this book as the next person does. This book had me laughing and it also had me crying at the end. This is definitely the best book ever! Bark! Bark! Faster!.Score: 5/5

The Art of Racing in The RainThank you for such a wonderful story! Thank you for Enzo. I see Enzo in my own dog and my life is richer for it..Score: 5/5

I love the bookI love the book because to of my favorite things come together 😊.Score: 5/5

I absolutely LOVED IT!!!!This is a great long book that you can read anywhere.Score: 5/5

Racing in the RainI absolutely love this book!! When I read it, I just simply couldn't stop. It pulled me in so fast and so hard, that it was a battle to put the book down. There are many problems Enzo faces, but many good lessons too. If you read this book, make sure you have plenty of time, because your not going to be able to put on your bookshelf. It will be stuck to your eyes. The only other thing I must say is, READ THIS BOOK!.Score: 5/5

Racing in the rainOutstanding story for anyone, if you have a dog you will look at each other differently the rest of your lives.....Score: 5/5

Close to my heartAs I walked my dog Enzo at the dog park a gentleman asked me if I named him after the book "The art of racing in the rain"? No, I interestingly replied. I named him after Enzo Ferrari. One of the few men who loves racing more than I do. The gentleman said "do yourself a favor and read the book". Before I would forget the name, I ordered the book. Mind you I have not read a actual book in 20+ years. The book sat for more than a year until a long business trip arouse. Sitting on the plane I opened the book and read the first page, then the second and the plane landed... I was half way done. I finished the book by the next evening. I've always wondered about my love for my dog Enzo and if he could talk what would he say. Here the author has done an amazing job of taking us through the reality and fantasy of life! I have taken a line from the book to remember and apply to the rest of my life. "To which you manifest is before you". Do yourself a favor and read this book. You will laugh, you will cry but most of all you will live!.Score: 5/5

Racing in the eainThis book is the best.Score: 5/5

An Actual Enjoyable BookThe book was such well written that I was never bored with what I was reading, since it was for summer reading going into 10th grade, I read it quick but definitely understood and enjoyed it. The ending was sad, especially owning a young dog having to think of her future. But it also made me appreciate my dog Bailey much more. I will spend as much time and fun with her as I can to ensure her the best life she deserves. The thought of reincarnation in a new life makes me hope it is real. Thanks for not wasting my time and making it a book to remember! 5/5.Score: 5/5

Loving, emotional, sad & beautifulI read this book after losing my baby dog and it make me laugh, smile, sob uncontrollably and smile again. Life wouldn't be the same without a dog. Enzo you are a very special boy..Score: 5/5

HiHi.Score: 5/5

WayLove.Score: 5/5

Racing in the RainWhat a beautiful story !.Score: 5/5

A must for dog loversI am not a big reader but I couldn't put this down. I am now even more convinced than before that my furry children are just that My Children who just happen to have fur and walk on four legs. I will read this again for sure..Score: 5/5

I love it!!I love this book. It fits in my genre perfectly. Sad and dogs. I recommend it to any one of any age..Score: 5/5

Amazing bookThis book is absolutely amazing. I had it before but lost it, before I could finish it. This version is for younger readers, which I am, and "The Art of Racing In The Rain" is for adults. I have not read the adult version but I'm pretty sure in this book the simplify the words, and explain things a little better. But this book is amazing. I recommend reading it..Score: 5/5

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