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.
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.