The Art of Racing in the Rain
Sometimes in opening statement, I will "be" anything from an inanimate object to a character in the case. The main question I hear is - how can you do that without seeming "too over the top?"
This novel by Garth Stein, is moderated by a dog named Enzo. It is not a children's story. Enzo tells the very human tale of a young man and his family. Not once do you feel that Enzo is a gimmick. I'll give it a B.