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We’ll admit it: we’re unabashed dog lovers. Give us a video of a corgi and you’ve guaranteed that we start squealing. Give us a gif of a husky puppy and you’ve guaranteed us at least an hour of unadulterated joy. Give us some IRL one-on-one action with actual real-deal doggy, and you’ve basically sent us to cloud nine. So it comes as no surprise that we love The Call of the Wild. Because: it’s about a dog.

Join us as we pick apart this novel, analyzing themes, characters, symbols, plot, and more.

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