Marley & Me by John Grogan
Published by Harper Collins
Make way for Marley!
When the Grogan family is ready for a dog, they choose Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. Marley has a zest for life, and as he grows, so does his enthusiasm. He has an appetite for whatever he can get his paws on—from fine jewelry to underwear—and the one thing he always finds is trouble. Marley even gets kicked out of obedience school! Can this rambunctious pup ever learn how to be a good boy?
I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this book. It had sat on a book shelf for years. Moved with me from my childhood home to the home I now share with my husband. We’ve owned dogs, and currently have a 1-year-old Golden Retriever who we brought home when he was almost 9 weeks old.
At first I was a bit disconnected. The story went through some of their troubles while trying to train Marley, and then how connected the family became. I laughed when the story started telling of when they moved to another state with Marley. Then towards the end, even though I saw it coming, I cried.
You just can’t help but love Marley, his family, and their story. You don’t need to be an animal lover to feel all the love shared in the pages of this book. If you are looking for a good read, and ready for a cry, I recommend Marley and Me.