Get out your tissues, dog lovers, “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron will move you to tears. I was recommended the book “A Dog’s Purpose” by a family friend, Gail, and luckily, the library had an available copy when I visited last week.
Similar to “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein (another outstanding read, and if you haven’t read it, it’s a must!), “A Dog’s Purpose” is told from the point of view of a dog. Instead of an older dog, like Enzo in “The Art. . .” this dog is a puppy, innocent and new to the world.
“A Dog’s Purpose” takes us through the lives of a puppy who is reincarnated in order to discover his purpose in life. The puppy’s innocence is infectious, adorable, and you can’t help but relate him to your own dog at home.
As the story progresses, we learn more about the dog, and his journey through his lives, in order to find out his purpose for living. With each life, he is able to learn something in order to help him achieve his purpose. He’s easy to fall in love with, and easy to cry over, so as I said before, get out the tissues!
I would highly recommend “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron. And while I am not reviewing “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, if you haven’t read it yet, it’s also a must read!