Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Review: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron


A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Published Date: July 2011 (Paperback: May 2011)
Publisher: Forge Book
Genre: YA

The Story: 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.

My Review: I loved this book. I cried, I laughed and I enjoyed it. Anyone who has had pets, will love this book. I grew up with dogs, I can name every one: Cocoa, Keisha, Cody, Chico, Koko and Louie. They each mean a great deal to me, and reading from the dog's POV, wow, it's amazing! Be warned, you will need tissues! ;)

1 comment:

  1. I just found a lovely radio interview with Bruce Cameron, hosted by the Book Report radio show. It's in the archives of the show, but isn't hard to find; look in this December's archives and you should find it quite easily
    http://bookreportradio.com/archives.html

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