Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose

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A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Fiction, 320 pages

I realize this isn’t a children’s book, but I absolutely loved it. I’ve already read this book twice within a year, so that shows how much I enjoyed reading it. The entire book is from the dog’s perspective and it’s done very well. You visualize the dog’s whole life from the time in the pound, why there’s a cone around his head from the metal room (vet), and most important the relationship with his owner. The dog constantly tries to seek his ‘purpose’ to help his owner. A Dog’s Purpose made me laugh and cry numerous times. Some people may be hesitant to read this book in fear whether the dog dies, but I guarantee that this book will uplift you and you’ll wonder what your own dog’s purpose in life is and what they’re thinking. I recommend this book to all dog owners and animal lovers.

opening page:

One day it occurred to me that the warm, squeaky, smelly things squirming around next to me were my brothers and sister. I was very disappointed.

I thought I’d include another photo of my dog, George.

4 thoughts on “Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose

    Belinda said:
    August 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I loved this book!! The whole time i was reading it, I was wondering if that is what George thinks. I laughed and cried too… emotional read, but in all the good ways!

      Caroline responded:
      August 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Hello Belinda – Yes it’s a book I’ll definitely read again perhaps even put on my kindle. The author even has a new book coming out.

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