Throw Back Thursday
Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Published in 2010
Synopsis: This is the amazing story of one dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives and in various breeds of dogs. It is 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.
Review: I loved this book. I read it quite a few years ago and plan to re-read it one day. You get to see the point of view from the dog and the author does this very well. Things we take for granted are explained from a point of view from someone who might not understand why we (humans) are doing something for certain reasons. It also shows the bonds between the humans and animals. There are a few points in this book where it made me tear up (like the part where he is in the forest with the boy) and how he finds his way at the end of the book and where he ends up. I laughed, I cried and I fell in love with dogs. You feel the love the dog has for his owners and you root for him through out the entire story.
This book single-handedly helped me decide to get a dog with my husband. I feel like I also try to understand my wonderful dog more now because of this.
If you want a good fiction story or a good story about animals this is the one for you.