The Call of the Wild was a great book. The story was heart breaking and upsetting though. The torture the dogs had to go through and the malnutrition made me feel completely sick. How could anyone treat an animal like that? In the book Buck was the strongest and stood up for himself. In the beginning when he was beaten by the man in the red sweater, this taught him how to control himself and survive. Tears came to my eyes in the parts where they were clubbed and whipped, killed by other dogs, and not fed.
I would have to say my favorite part in this book was when Buck refused to get up and pull the sled across the menting river. He stood his ground and didn’t give up even though he was beaten almost to death. John Thornton saved Buck and treated him better than the other masters, until one day he was killed by Indians. Buck avenged his death by killing the ones who killed his master and best friend. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes dogs and stands up for animal rights. It made me feel like I was part of the story and it was very well written.
I have had a few jobs in my life that I didn't enjoy: detassling corn, working in a small motor parts factory, framing pictures, serving food, and rejecting bad eggs in an egg factory. Today, I take part in a book club for teens and I love every minute of it.