The “Born to Run” is very moving and inspiring. You can tell when a writer has wrote a story from the heart and this is one of them. To be able to write a book like that he must of been inspired by something or had a good memory related to this certain topic.
This book is about a dog who lives three lives, who becomes known to three people, who has three names and a heart for them all. The story starts with a young boy called Patrick who hates school. When Patrick finds five greyhound puppies in the canal he jumps in and saves them. He is then pronounced the hero of the school. His parents surprise him with the fawn greyhound which he then calls Best Mate. But one day Patrick was walking Best Mate and he was dognapped.
Who would have suspected Mr Boots, clumsy old Mr Boots to plot this plan to break their friendship. Then Becky renames Best Mate Bright Eyes and runs away because of her horrible stepdad who buries Alfie another greyhound alive. Together Becky and Bright Eyes tackle many challenges and troubles even though it means the two of them being split up.
Bright eyes then gets taken in from the streets by Joe Mahoney or Old Joe. Bright Eyes then gets renamed Paddywack form the song Knick Knack Paddywack and they keep each other company and even join in a protest. However then Paddywack sees Patrick in the park but he does not recognise Paddywack as Best Mate and has already got a replacement greyhound. So Joe Mahoney and Paddywack enjoyed the rest of their days together, keeping each other company.
In the book “Born to Run” Michael Morpurgo uses lots of emotive language and different sentence structures to create effect and imagination in this story. He also uses correct and old english to make his stories original and best sellers. He uses first person to create an image in your head of what is happening and what might happen next, enabling you to feel empathy for the characters which makes it a believable story with a true meaning.
Overall I think that the book “Born to Run” by Michael Morpurgo very touching, inspirational and heartwarming because of the true bond between one dog and its three owners and how even through all that the dog went through he always remembers all his owners. I also loved how the dog had a big heart and was happy to welcome anyone in. This book was amazing.