Marley and Me by John Grogan MAG

By Sara K., E. Northport, NY

     Have you ever had a dog? Welcome to John Grogan’s world. He’s the author of Marley and Me, and also the owner of Marley, the lab puppy who grew to a 95-pound member of his family. Marley can be very difficult and frustrating, though, and this is the main conflict in the book: should the Grogan’s get rid of their dog because of his sometimes destructive behavior? This question lingers throughout and makes you want to keep reading.

Marley and Me paints a vivid picture. It’s a story about a mischievous and loyal puppy that grows into a mischievous and loyal dog. During one Saturday afternoon driving with the windows open, Marley decides to jump out and go for a run. This is one of the many ways Marley gets into trouble on a daily basis.

As mischievous as Marley is, though, one thing never wavers: his loyalty. When things happen in the neighborhood, Marley is the perfect guard dog.

Marley is part of the family as jobs change and the family grows, and Grogan does a great job showing the connection a man and dog can share. To Grogan, Marley is not just a dog but one of his best friends with whom he experiences life. Their journey together develops into a touching and heartfelt friendship filled with fun, joy, frustration and love.

Marley and Me is a book that I would recommend to all. It has a touching ending, and it demonstrates the commitment between a loyal dog and a loving owner. Grogan and his family love that dog, and Marley is a dog you will never forget.

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i love this !

on Nov. 6 2010 at 3:35 pm
dolphinluver12, Berlin, Massachusetts
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I've read Marley: A Dog Like No other... is that the same one? If not, then Marley & Me sounds cool

a kid said...
on Sep. 24 2010 at 12:40 pm
i saw the movie, it was good i might read the book

kessy said...
on Sep. 24 2010 at 9:31 am
i luv da movie

bookluver123 said...
on Sep. 9 2010 at 9:41 am
i read this book in 5th grade and i loved it!

on Mar. 10 2010 at 8:10 pm
BasketballChick5, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
:)Just Do It:) <3

i love this book.....nice artical by teh way!

on Nov. 20 2009 at 12:34 pm
What up trevor your in my class

SillyLilli23 said...
on Nov. 11 2009 at 9:29 am
This book is a definate page turner. Once you get to the end, it brings out tears in the dryest of eyes! I loved to book, and surely anyone who has loved their dog like J. Grogan did... well you just really connect to this!


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