Thursday, March 17, 2011

Doggone Good Reads: Judy S Reviews...

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.

Judy says:

"With a chuckle factor approaching that of Dave Barry or Bill Bryson, Bruce Cameron is a syndicated columnist perhaps best known for his offbeat writing about raising his teenage girls.

In A Dog's Purpose he carries over that same quirky humor into the voices of the dogs, who set about solving the mystery in each of their lifetimes that determines their purpose in life. The search is fraught with some of the same angst as it is for humans trying to figure out their raison de etre, but for the dogs it's a whole lot cleaner and simpler. Cameron leads us down a trail of canine lives, threaded together by a singular purpose--that of bettering the lives of their human companions.

This is a tender, hopeful book with a satisfying ending."

She gives this a Two Kleenex Rating, which means "Sniffle if you must. Most won't."

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