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Beautiful Joe by Margaret Marshall Saunders
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Jul 15, 2012

it was amazing
Read in January, 1996

My grandmother gave me her copy of this book when I was 11. Her copy was printed in 1934 and it is one of the oldest books I own. The story was very hard for me to read, not because of difficulty with words, but because of the content. Even though it was hard to read I devoured the book during my 18 hour car ride back to my parents house in CA. I finished it before I got home. The book details the life of a dog named Beautiful Joe. He is a 'cur', what we would call a 'mix' or a 'mutt' now, and he does not have an easy life. The cruelty that Joe goes through was the hardest part for me to read. I do think this is a wonderful story though. I haven't read it since I was 11, but even now, when I am 26, the story still stays with me.

I would definitely recommend this book.

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