Study Guide

The Art of Racing in the Rain Tone

By Garth Stein

Tone

Dramatic, Emotional

There are no two-ways about it; this book isn't light and fluffy. The going gets rough and ruff. There's a lot of dense, emotionally draining stuff here, and without knowing when the light at the end of the tunnel is going to shine through, the finish line feels farther and farther away. Patience is a virtue, though, and after following Denny through his long and perilous journey, he, Enzo, and we are all rewarded for our efforts.