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“The novel “A Dog’s Purpose” is a great read but will pull at your heart strings the whole time. It makes you want to laugh, it makes you want cry, almost every emotion imaginable. The main characters name changes throughout the book so I will just you the one where it ended, Buddy. In the book...”see full review » see other reviews »
“love it”Cecilia M wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My whole family loved this book! Heartwarming, funny, and entertaining, the author executes his story and the wording with perfection.”Carol R wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"One of the best books I have ever read. Very sad in some parts. The a very good book."”emilywery wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is amazing!😄😄 this book is what I like to read because it is about animals!”Elissa S. wrote this review 4 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I cannot explain why I read it but I thought it was a great book. If you are a looking for a change of pace book you might want to look at this one.”Jason Wise wrote this review Monday, October 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Even though I'm a huge dog lover, I wasn't prepared to like this book halfway through. It's charming enough, but for me, it would cross over from cute to corny quite often.
I'm not about the author's intent, but a lot of the events were bittersweet for me, leaning more towards bitter, as I found myself feeling more sad than happy. More often than not, the scenarios reminded me of how many dogs are treated more like possessions than companions or living creatures with (as recent studies have shown) feelings much like children. The descriptions of the life of a working dog following descriptions of carefree puppies were difficult to feel okay about, but captured the loyalty of dogs very well. That, amongst other attempts at capturing what we have grown to assume of dogs' characters and thought processes, was probably the books greatest strength.
In some ways, it's a feel-good book, but I probably wouldn't read another book in this series. I can definitely see how people would really like these books, but this just wasn't for me.”
“ The novel “A Dog’s Purpose” is a great read but will pull at your heart strings the whole time. It makes you want to laugh, it makes you want cry, almost every emotion imaginable. The main characters name changes throughout the book so I will just you the one where it ended, Buddy. In the book Buddy, a loving dogs soul, keeps getting reborn and reborn again to find his purpose in life as a dog. It is very heartwarming and quite a funny read also. I would give this book a 4 out 5 stars. The only reason I don’t give it a full 5 is because I wouldn't read it again for a while. It’s one of those books where the ending is great but when you know the ending it isn't the same when you read it again. The end of this book does have a big twist! You wouldn't guess it until the end when the author starts to give out little hints. I recommend this book for everyone, it is one of my favorites.
“Loved it! cried like a baby! The title says it all, what it's about, from the dog's perspective of course. A must-read for dog lovers. ”Elizabeth G wrote this review Monday, October 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wonderful story, sad ending.”Featherwood wrote this review Wednesday, October 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have finished the book.
This book is marvelous. Readers get to experience the hilarious and touching story of a dog’s life. “A Dog’s Purpose”, by W. Bruce Cameron, teaches us how dogs view human relationships and the strong bond between man and man’s best friend. The engaging author’s craft made this a satisfying read. I enjoyed the point of view Cameron chose. It was a limited point of view from the dog for the entire story. As well, Cameron used indirect characterization to create an image of the character rather than blandly telling the audience about them. For instance, “Over the next several weeks, I learned to stay away from Victor. Most of the time this was easy, as I was chained to a post in the backyard and Victor never approached me. Often I could see him, though, sitting by a window in the kitchen, smoking and drinking.” (p. 269) This shows the readers how awful of an owner Victor is, and how easily the dog can recognize it. The effects of Cameron’s choices for style created a warming- and sometimes tense- mood. The mood contributed to the theme that every creature on earth is born with a purpose. Some readers can recognize that the theme is basically the title of the book- “A Dog’s Purpose”. After all, the dog was searching for its purpose. When the dog was reborn into different lives and bodies, it kept trying to find its purpose. This theme relates to a basic human question: “Why are we here?” I found it interesting how Cameron included such a versatile theme. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a heartwarming and clever book. I will definitely read the sequel “A Dog’s Journey”. ”