A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Summary from Goodreads: 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, this 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, this book 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 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 Opinion (spoiler free):
This story was so beautiful. I cried, laughed, smiled, and overall just enjoyed this heart-warming story. It was so fun to read, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes dogs. The determination of the dog throughout his multiple lives will touch your heart. He searches for his purpose in each one of his lives, and I think this book can teach important lessons, too. This book also made me appreciate my dog even more, lol.