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, this 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, this book 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 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.
5/5 (or more)
I absolutely loved it. To no end.
This book made me feel so much love and sadness, because let's be real, when a book's about a dog which lives four lives, you have to expect it to die once in a while. However, no matter how much I cried, I finished this book feeling so happy and like my life was complete, because the ending is the sweetest thing ever. I don't feel like writing an extremely long review, because there isn't much to this story at the same time as there's a lot to it. A dog's life isn't that interesting, although all four of this one's are special, but this book is filled with feelings that made me fall in love with the dogs and the book itself. I particularly loved Bailey's life, because there is so much love in this one, and I enjoyed seeing the characters grow.
This story is funny, touching and incredible, so I would recommend it to all animal lovers out there. I might even consider reading it again soon, because I want to live through the story once more. It's truly amazing.