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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.

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A Dog's Purpose
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4.6 / 5
Emotional read
March 25th, 2015
I could not finish this book as a dog owner I found it too depressing and upsetting. When I made it to the story of the Golden Retriever that is when I could not read anymore as this is the dog that I have.
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A dogs purpose
September 24th, 2014
This is a great book to read. Hard to put down once you start .
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Tear jerker
April 16th, 2014
I loved this book very much. I've had several dogs and could almost recognize every one of the dogs in this story as one I had loved myself. Fantastic book, particularly for dog lovers.
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February 18th, 2014
This is a must read for any dog lover. It made me want to laugh and cry and just warmed my heart. It made me look at my dogs in a whole new light.
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January 24th, 2014
very touching, Who doesn't love dogs. I love a story that can bring a dog into light in a way that re affirms ones love for dogs & pets in general.
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January 24th, 2014
Loved this book, well written, makes you laugh and cry - a must-read for all dog lovers.
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January 24th, 2014
A very touching book which sinks you deep into the being of every pup you have ever loved
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January 24th, 2014
An illuminating look at a dog's life. I laughed, cried and thoroughly enjoyed it. A must read for everyone, not just dog lovers. Emma
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January 24th, 2014
This story made me laugh, cry and look at my dog in a different light! I loved this 'different', but special, tale. Very enjoyable.
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January 23rd, 2014
I am a Dog lover and this story touched my heart in ways I never anticipated. Highly recommend it.
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January 23rd, 2014
Wonderful book. All dog lovers will enjoy this book.
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January 23rd, 2014
Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered—her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right hand—a black oval with five marks on either side—that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. She’s right. Those bearing the tattoo have turned into mindless, violent beasts that roam the streets and sewers, preying upon the unbranded while a select few live protected inside a fortress-like wall, their lives devoted to rebuilding society and killing all who bear the mark. Now Fiona has awakened branded, alone—and on the wrong side of the wall. ~~~~ My 14 year old daughter picked this up at the local library, read it, and raved about how wonderful it was, so I decided to read it before she returned it. I have to say that I was impressed. I enjoyed the dystopian aspect, with the possible extinction of bees (something we could actually face in our future) as well as the problems arising from new vaccines (again something that we are seeing already) leading up to an end to the world that we know. I will say that this part of the story was lacking. I would have loved it if the author would have delved a bit deeper into the actual events that led to the world that we are seeing, but it is a forgivable problem. Keeping in mind that this book is intended for a young adult/teen audience some of the simplicity of the plot is understandable. There are issues, but no so that they ruin the story. I will definitely read the next book when it comes out, just to see what happens next. soi happpppppppppppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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January 23rd, 2014
I loved it. It made me cry though.
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January 23rd, 2014
This is a very touching story from the dog's perspective. You will laugh & cry and want the dog to continue on with it's first wonderful life.
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January 22nd, 2014
A wonderful, inspiring and thought provoking book. It is well written and leaves a warm feeling
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Amazing!!
January 3rd, 2014
What an amazing book. I couldn't put it down. I think everyone should read it.
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A Dog's Purpose
November 28th, 2013
Amazing must read!
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October 5th, 2013
Without a doubt, one of the best books I've ever read! You laugh, cry and will never look at your dog the same way again!
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October 4th, 2013
If you're a dog lover and want to love a story.........this is for you!
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A Dog's purpose
September 22nd, 2013
Wonderful book. Couldn't stop reading it.
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