A Dog's Purpose is a novel written by American author W. Bruce Cameron, author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter and How to Remodel a Man. The book chronicles a dog named Toby and his journey through four lives . A Dog's Purpose book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for. Also see the series for young readers- lattrebmocheaga.cf Book 1. A Dog's Purpose. by W. Bruce Cameron. · 98, Ratings.
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Cameron channels the love, loyalty, and, yes, obliviousness of your favorite family pet. Bruce Cameron was once a dog. How else could he so poignantly detail life, love, and loyalty from the four-pawed point of view? For years I grieved and agonized over the choices I made in caring for my dog at the end of her life, but after hearing from Bailey how deeply our dogs feel what we humans go through, I know my dog loved me till the end, and loves me still, as I love her.
This book healed me. Not since I was a kid and read Black Beauty have I found a more poignant and charming tale of the love shared between man and animal. It gave me hope that the soul of my beloved dog is recycling through the cosmos and coming soon to a pup near me. Indeed, both books have been successfully used in grades as young as 5th and as old as 12th.
For years I grieved and agonized over the choices I made in caring for my dog at the end of her life, but after hearing from Bailey how deeply our dogs feel what we humans go through, I know my dog loved me till the end, and loves me still, as I love her. This book healed me. Not since I was a kid and read Black Beauty have I found a more poignant and charming tale of the love shared between man and animal. It gave me hope that the soul of my beloved dog is recycling through the cosmos and coming soon to a pup near me.
Indeed, both books have been successfully used in grades as young as 5th and as old as 12th. Using feedback from these real world experiences, a pair of educators has created a study guide to assist teachers in using both books in the classroom. This study guide is available for download, free. The guide has been aligned to the CCR national standards and specific comprehension questions have been designed to meet these standards. Vocabulary development has been pre-leveled for students as: View all 22 comments.
So emotional so many times. Dogs are the best. View all 5 comments. Jan 14, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it it was amazing Shelves: Find all of my reviews at: Yes, I am the cheapest date you could ever imagine. Basically any book that became a movie or television program. It turns out this is apparently the list of recommended reads I grab onto each year because I had read a bigly portion of the suggested titles and had less than zero interest in some of t Find all of my reviews at: It turns out this is apparently the list of recommended reads I grab onto each year because I had read a bigly portion of the suggested titles and had less than zero interest in some of the others.
My eternal hold finally ended and it was my turn at the perfect time so I read this book on Day 1 of the challenge. And pretty much looked like. The story is about a dog who. Why did I harder a nagging feeling that as a dog there was something I was supposed to do? It was, I reflected, the only thing that gave my life any purpose. Followed by the dog being reincarnated only to discover. But not only did the dog provide comfort.
I had fulfilled my purpose. I love dogs and I hate almost all people so it worked great for me. View all 16 comments. Apr 06, Cheri rated it it was amazing Shelves: I bought this book sometime in the past month or so based on several recommendations, it sat on the coffee table as a reminder, yet in all the time I never once read any reviews or previews of the story.
This afternoon I picked it up to read around noon and finished it just before 6pm tonight. I loved the voice of "the dog," through every incarnation, from the very first lines "One day it occurred to me that the warm, squeaky, smelly things squirming around next to me were my brothers and sister. I was very disappointed. Bruce Cameron pulls back from being overly sentimental with every passing followed by a rebirth that pulls you immediately into the new life and the new situation.
View all 27 comments. Hooked by Title and Cover. View all 8 comments. I tore through this in 48 hours with very little sleep and experienced the entire roller coaster of emotions. View all 3 comments.
Sep 28, Beth Allen rated it did not like it. I knew better than to believe the gushing reviews that said this was the best book ever written in the history of books, and that the author "accurately" captured what goes on in a reincarnated dog's mind. While cute and mildly entertaining, this novel is, at best, an easy-to-read, mediocre tale about this dog's lives, and his favorite owner.
I just don't get the hype over it. Editorial reviews call this a tear-jerker. It tried, but failed to really pull at my heartstrings, and I am a I knew better than to believe the gushing reviews that said this was the best book ever written in the history of books, and that the author "accurately" captured what goes on in a reincarnated dog's mind. I would recommend "The Art of Racing in the Rain" instead.
Appropriate for children. I'll pass this one on to my 12 year old. View all 20 comments. Jan 04, Paula Kalin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Terrific book. I smiled, laughed, and cried. Get out the Kleenex box! Read in a couple of days. View all 18 comments. Feb 25, Leila rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book took me entirely by surprise. It is one of the best books I have read in quite awhile. I loved it! It touched my heart and made me think a lot.
I shed many tears or at least felt a lump in my throat often but it made me laugh a lot too. This incredible story is told by Baily who for a certain reason is 'different' and is therefore a truly unique dog. Baily shares with us all the thoughts and emotions he encounters on life in general. The central question he meets and considers It is a question that most of us will surely ask ourselves at one time or other.
The love and loyalty of a dog for his owner is also a theme that is so evident throughout. Baily goes through heartache time and time again as he adapts to loss in his life. Anyone who has lost someone they love deeply will identify with this theme.
I was caught up in his bewilderment and the gamut of feelings he experiences and tries hard to work out. The book is suitable for readers of all ages and Baily gradually grows in wisdom as his life continues.
There is a huge twist in the story too which I am reluctant to reveal because of spoilers. I prefer to tempt potential readers to discover for themselves what is so different about this beautiful book. No explanation is given as to how and why this difference has come about but readers have suggested a plausible theme to explain it.
Everything Baily learns about life is stored into his heart and mind. This enables him to become a happier and wiser dog. I also bought the movie which brought about more tears and laughter. I highly recommend both. This book will stay on my bookshelves forever. View all 28 comments. Feb 01, Charlie rated it it was amazing.
I absolutely loved this book! After I finished reading it I couldn't decide whether to loan it to somebody else so they could experience it or read it again. I decided to download two more copies so I could read it again while I loaned it to my boss and my roommate.
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I found out that the book is going to be a Dreamworks movie anyone know a release date? Incredible book! It grips you from page one and despite being very touching I teared up it is surprisingly funny. I would recommend this book to anybody, dog lover or not.
I can't wait for the movie! View all 6 comments. Dec 19, Carolyn rated it really liked it Shelves: A lovely book about a dog looking for his purpose in life.
He wants to serve his human owners to the best of his ability even if they are cruel and thoughtless. His joy in being a dog shines through with his delight in running and explorng, his disdain of cats who have no purpose that he can see and his love for the special boy in his life.
A charming book, especially for dog lovers. May 21, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: He begins life as a feral dog but is soon reborn and finds himself with an eight-year-old boy named Ethan.
This book has the perfect balance of sentiment, humor, and suspense. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down. I love the ideas that everyone comes into each others' lives for a purpose and that the love continues even after death and the hope that we'll be reunited ev 4. I love the ideas that everyone comes into each others' lives for a purpose and that the love continues even after death and the hope that we'll be reunited eventually.
Be prepared to boohoo, though. Highly recommend.
View all 14 comments. Aug 26, Marisa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Bruce Cameron! View 2 comments. Jan 06, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: A Dog's Purpose is the first installment in W. Initially, I wasn't into this book. The simplicity of the writing is almost childlike as the narrator is a dog who is confused by human behavior and just wants to please in any way. However, animal reincarnation was an interesting spin that kept the story from stalling Finally, I was invested.
I didn't love A Dog's Purpose , but reading it made me love my own dog even more. Charlie is napping on my lap right now after a long walk with a generous amount of sniffing stops and an icecube of chicken broth. Meet Charlie My favorite quote: Ellie's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel View all 9 comments. Creo que W. La pluma del autor es muy ligera, lo que permite que leas el libro entero sin poder parar ni un segundo.
Al meternos en la cabeza de este perro, podemos conocer sus pensamientos, sus emociones y sus deseos.
En fin Jan 13, Jesica rated it it was amazing. Let me ask a question. Have you ever think of what your purpose in your life?
If not, well, you are beaten by a dog. The story divided into four parts as the dog lived four lives. The first part it was born as a stray dog named Toby who then caught and hauled into a dog pound. In this first life, the dog learnt for the first time to live with humans. His purpose in this life, he found out that his purpose was to be with Ethan. This relationship is the sweetest and heartwarming in the whole book.