Saving Marty by Paul Griffin

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Read Saving Marty Online Free - Fans of Because of Winn Dixie will adore this warm and heart-wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog.

Eleven-year-old Lorenzo Ventura knows heroes are rare--like his father, who died in the war, or his friend Paloma Lee, who fearlessly pursues her dream of being a famous musician. Renzo would never describe himself as a hero, but his chance comes when he adopts Marty, a runt piglet.

Marty is extraordinary--he thinks he's a dog and acts like one too--and his bond with Renzo is truly one of a kind. At first, the family farm seems like the perfect home for Marty, but as he approaches 350 pounds, it becomes harder for Renzo to convince his mom that a giant pig makes a good pet. So when Marty causes a dangerous (and expensive) accident, Renzo knows Marty's time is up. He'd do anything and everything for his best friend, but will everything be enough to save Marty?

Paul Griffin masterfully melds the heartrending and the hopeful in this unforgettable story about the power of friendship . . . and the unsung heroes all around us.

Title : Saving Marty
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ISBN : 0399539077
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 pages


Cassie rated it ★★★★★

June 22, 2017

Saving Marty sneaked up on me. I could tell from the first page that I was going to like it because Paloma and Renzo are great together, but I didn't expect that I would love it as much as I did. I mean, it was an animal story and my heart can only take so much. But of course Saving Marty isn't j...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

October 29, 2017

Wonderful book and strong Newbery 2018 contender.

Patrick rated it ★★★★★

June 27, 2017

Wow! #booksday. An overweight boy, a musical girl, and a pet pig that keeps getting bigger and bigger. Such a beautiful story of friendship, family, secrets, and finding your true self. A must read!!!

Ms. rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 16, 2017

ARC provided by the publisher Lorenzo Ventura lives on a peach farm, Maple Clutch, in southwest Pennsylvania with his mother and his grandfather, Double Pop. His father was killed while serving in the military, and the farm is not making a lot of money, so Lorenza mother is trying to cobble togeth...

Julie rated it ★★★★★

July 22, 2017

Oh my goodness! This book made me laugh, cry, and left me with both a happy and an achy heart. A beautiful story about Renzo, his best friend Paloma, their dreams of moving to California to be famous musicians and surf when they aren't performing, and how the love of a pig (who thinks he is a dog...

Text rated it ★★★★★

November 16, 2017

‘Saving Marty is a gentle read about coping with horrendous news, surviving against the odds, and love in all its forms. It’s a keeper.’ Kids Book Review ‘Warm, sweet, funny and heart-warming…A unique story; fresh and contemporary, it will bring a lump to your throat but you’ll finish it with a smi...

Scott rated it ★★★★★

July 21, 2017

An imprint book, that will stay with me for a long time! Cannot wait to share this book with students.

Hannah rated it ★★★★☆

November 09, 2017

This book was joyful yet sad at the same time. If you are an animal lover, then your heart will really melt while reading it. I love how the author came up with the idea of a pig thinking he's a dog because it's so funny. The end was kind of sad even though (spoilers) it's a happy ending. I only...

Freddie rated it ★★★★★

December 16, 2017

The book I finished reading is called saving Marty by Paul griffin.This book is about a 11 year old boy Lorenzo Ventura and his pet big Marty.Nobody liked Marty because of him being a pig and acting like a dog.When Lorenzo's mom was ready to auction a box a puppy's but Marty got mixed up in the b...

Elizabeth☮ rated it ★★★☆☆

December 04, 2017

A pig that thinks it's a dog. What's not to like? I'm afraid this one didn't start out strong for me. Lorenzo adopts Marty who is the runt of the litter. Marty quickly becomes bigger than the family can manage and Lorenzo's mother is pushing for Marty to be sold. The first third of this books fee...

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