A Dog's Journey

A Dog's Journey

Large Print - 2012
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A New York Times Bestselling Author -- After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. But when they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs -- who will take care of his girl?
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2012
Edition: A large print edition
ISBN: 9781410448279
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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May 29, 2018

The book I find is very negative to the point where it’s exhausting. So many bad things happen it’s draining as a reader to not have much of a comic relief throughout the story.

Feb 20, 2018

As a Kid this book made me cry for several minutes. There was a very satisfying ending and I recommend this book to anyone (just make sure you read the series first).

-A mom's son

Oct 29, 2017

Compared to A Dog's Purpose, I did not like this darker toned, teen melodrama as a sequel. The personality of the "puppy zero", Toby seemed to change according to the breed of dog Toby became rather than be consistent as it was in the Purpose. In Purpose, I cried many times, but not so much in Journey aside from the last page -- but I suppose you can't have the sweet without the sour. Purpose felt magical and serendipitous, while Journey just seemed a bit contrived and convenient in many circumstances - a money grab, maybe?

I do appreciate the darker themes for how they portray many sad realities in the real world. Think of Journey as the Jenny storyline in Forest Gump while Purpose as the Forrest story. I thought the author took a risk that didn't pay off for me. I found myself hurrying through the last few chapters as I grew impatient at the incessant mistake-making from the characters.

If dark storylines and teen drama are your thing, then this sequel may be right for you.

I would compare Purpose to be Harry Potter 1-3, and Journey to be 4-7.
I could take or leave this book, really.

Aug 16, 2017

A Dog's Journey was a heart warming story that will bring many people to tears. This story follows the main protagonist who feels his purpose is to protect and love Clarity though out he life. I highly recommend reading this book.

Apr 05, 2017

If you've read this and have not read the prequel, 'A Dog's Purpose' I highly recommend it. I think it is much better than this book although, it is still good.

Mar 22, 2017

This is a wonderful book, especially if you have ever had a dog.

smc_1 Dec 04, 2016

If you love dogs and feel like a heartwarming, if predictable read/listen (I listened to the audiobook version), don't miss Cameron's follow up to A Dog's Purpose. Told from the dog's point of view, the story follows poodle cross Buddy and his reincarnations as he steadfastly protects and loves his humans. You'll be reaching for your hankies!!

Nov 08, 2016

One of the best books I've ever read. Of COURSE I cried. It was funny and a bit insightful.

Sep 19, 2016

I loved this book, I shed a "Few"
tears reading it.
It was an adorable book.

Jul 06, 2016

I loved this book! The perspective was a nice change from your usual book and I liked how CJ got older throughout Buddy's many lives. It was really sweet and leaves you thinking...

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Jul 02, 2012

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Leslie L. Kelly
May 09, 2016

A dog's journey continues. This time the dog has "my girl" to follow through life.


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