It's been approximately an hour since I finished this book and I am still having trouble keeping my eyes dry. I have to find some form of distraction. This book is not only touching, it's real. I felt the characters and traveled with this dog through his various lives wishing he was mine. This dog was not just a companion, he was a hero, a friend, a part of many families.
"A Dog's Purpose" is the kind of book that can make even the hardest heart soften like a marshmallow. So many times during the course of reading this beautifully written novel I found myself looking at my dogs and wondering... what if? There is no way you can keep from falling in love with Toby, Fella, Bailey, Doodle Dog, Pooh Bear, Ellie.
You will laugh, you will cry, you will even cheer. This book brings out so many emotions that you'll be exhausted after you're done reading it and likely cry yourself to sleep. I think it's time to have a conversation with my dogs, after spending time in this book with this one, I just have to know their secrets, if only dogs could talk... what tales they would have to tell!
-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
I loved this book, The writing pulled me in immediately as I got to know Toby/Bailey/Ellie etc etc. each life of the dog was more compelling than the next and the way he retained information almost had me thinking that it really does happen this way and remind me of one of my very best friends the first dog my husband and I had when we were together. I miss her now more than ever. The author really seems to sync in with what he is writing and pull the reader in. A book that has won the place in my heart and on my shelf forever more. I urge others to pick it up and read it. I don't think you will be let down. There is joy, sadness, drama , happiness, thrills and chills even in this book. Leaving you reading sedated after you have finished the last page. I know I do not feel let down in the least bit.