I loved this clever book. It is told through the eyes of Merit the Greyhound from when she first learns that she will have to leave her mother and siblings. Her mother explains to her 3 ways her life could possibly turn out, as a pet, a race dog, or a show dog. The book follows Merit as she becomes one of the fastest racers around, she meets new friends, some enemies, falls in love, and loses friends. The story is very well written and has so many great lessons given in touching ways that anyone at any age could understand and enjoy. I am a grown woman and several parts of the story hit home with me and I am sure that anyone can find some part of this charming story to relate to. I feel this book would be great for pre-teens and up since it has so many valuable lifes lessons in it and they are written in a honest heartfelt way.