Book Review: A Dog's Purpose

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, 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 Thoughts:
This book was so sweet and cute. Told entirely from the dog's perspective over the course of 4 different lives, it made me want to rush home to my dog and let her know how much she is loved and cared for. I don't understand how some people can be mean and abusive to a dog, when all they wish for and need in the world is to be loved. The dog's relationship with the little boy, Ethan, throughout his life was the most touching story of all, and I can only hope that my dog understands human emotion and understanding the way the dog in this book did. This is a must read for any dog-lover or dog-owner out there.


  1. I'm putting this on my book list as I am definitely a dog lover. Thanks for the review!

  2. Sounds like such a sweet book.


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