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Michael Morpurgo is the bed author ever!!! I love his books!! I like audible to, but Michael is much better:)
I’m Jeannie age 9 and I read a Michael Morpurgo book called Born to Run, published by Harper Collins.
The story is based on a dogs life shown through dogs eyes. The story moves around to different parts of England. The story takes place here and now over 5 years.
The main character is the dog. He is a Greyhound who can run really fast. He has different names throughout the story. His first name is Best Mate then it gets changed to Speedo and Bright Eyes. After that it changes to PaddyWack. His name changes because he has three different owners who call him these names as they see him in different ways. At the start of the book he is a puppy, at the end of the book he is an old dog.
My favorite character was the tatty man because he was a dog lover and he was very kind and lonely and generous.
The plot starts with the dog being thrown into the canal. Patrick jumps in the canal to save him. Patrick names him Best Mates and they are best mates.
After that the dog gets stolen by Bossy Boots who sells him on to race on race tracks for money. On the race track his name Speedo. The new owner is a bad man. The dog runs away because he thinks he is going to be killed. He is trying to fins Patrick his first owner but he found by Joe the tatty man finds him. He is a good man but is very lonely. He and Bright Eyes begum good friends but the dog still wants to find Patrick.
Eventually they find Patrick but Patrick has another dog and does not recognize Best Mate so he stays with Joe who calls him Paddywack after his last dog who died.
The best bit of the book was the Tatty van. Joe had made it himself and it was in the shape of a Tatty – in other words a potato. He sold baked potatoes from the van.
I enjoyed the book because it was well written but sometimes it was a little boring. Most of his books are really exciting and you can’t wait to read the next bit. This book was not quite that exciting.
I give Born to Run
4 out of 5.
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I loved the book because there were lots of twists and I liked the way the dog went to different families and was loved.