A Dog's Purpose
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?Surprised to find himself reborn as a... show more
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders—will he ever find his purpose?Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
Publish date: July 6th 2010
Publisher: Forge Books
Pages no: 319
Edition language: English
Series: A Dog's Purpose (#1)
4.5 starsThis book pulled on my heartstrings SO MANY times. Everything is told from a dog's POV. It goes through the stages of being a puppy until death several times. It makes you see how wonder dogs really are. Oh my heart
Warning: Don’t read this book unless you are prepared for all the feels. I don’t even consider myself a ‘dog’ person and I wept several times through this. SUMMARY A dog is born. He lives. He dies. He is reborn. Again. And again. Along the way he learns what his true purpose is. PLOT The dog goe...
Even though I'm a huge dog lover, I wasn't prepared to like this book halfway through. It's charming enough, but for me, it would cross over from cute to corny quite often. I'm not about the author's intent, but a lot of the events were bittersweet for me, leaning more towards bitter, as I found mys...
This is hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. If I didn't know any better I would swear this was actually written by a dog.
Although this is a work of fiction, it once again visits the premise of animals having souls, in this case: a dog who is reincarnated many times. Through it all, it tries to ferret out its life purpose (hence, the book's title). You could look at this as many short stories that are spread out over i...