A Dog's Way Home (Movie Tie-In Edition)

A Dog's Way Home (Movie Tie-In Edition)

by W. Bruce Cameron

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ISBN-13: 9781250301895
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Edition description: Media Tie-In Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 631
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

W. BRUCE CAMERON is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose (now a major motion picture), A Dog's Journey, The Dog Master, and The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man. He lives in California.

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A Dog's Way Home 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced and heartwarming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved going on this adventure through Colorado with Bella!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I have an ambivalence toward pit bulls, but this was an exception! Following Bella as she persevered was so captivating. @
Anonymous 8 months ago
Can't ever see my fog in the same light. I wonder who has come back to me. Love my dog
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
The story is sweet and pulls at one's heartstrings . There is a bit of The Incredible Journey and a bit of A Dog's Purpose to it. I loved that both cats and dogs are highlighted even though the main character and narrator is a dog named Bella. Just like the author's other books, the story is told from a dog's perspective so the writing style is short sentences, not a huge vocabulary and a bit childlike which makes this a good book for any age and those who might have a lower reading level. That is not to say that I did not enjoy this book, because I did. It is a bit different from the others I have read because this was one dog and one life, but what a life. Several subjects were brought up and high current. The discrimination of Pitbull type dog breeds, the problems of feral animals, how they are treated and the fact that many animals are just abandoned as well as Service Animals for both physical and emotional support. Bella's story is wonderful. She is an abandoned dog who is taken in by her person, Ethan. It turns out that not only can she sense when a seizure is coming on, but has wonderful senses and is able to provide comfort to those in distress. The story is told from her point of view stating that she just wants to be with her person and have a purpose. Her journey when she is separated from Ethan is amazing. It has a lot of adventure, side trips, and new people along the way. There is humor in just the right places, action, mystery, some sadness but overwhelming happiness as well as hope. I did need a few tissues along the way, but it was not too bad. Being a dog lover, I loved this book. It was well plotted with characters that I both loved and disliked. For every animal lover there are those who don't like animals and some of those are in this book. If you enjoy animal stories, pick this one up. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Holly More than 1 year ago
You know when a book totally grabs your attention from the first few pages, you know that this will be a book that will stay with you long after reading it! I never read the first book in this stand alone series but you really don't need to since each book is different from the rest but they have the same idea of having the dog tell his or her side of the story. Having recently lost two dogs in the last 6 months, I knew going into this that it's more than likely that I'm going to cry over it but I never expected what part that would hit me the hardest. It was the part in the very beginning when Bella found herself drawn to the cats that got to me since one of my dogs thought he was a cat even though he was a hundred pound Labrador Retriever! I don't want to spoil anymore than that but it was like coming full circle when Bella finds herself, looking for Lucas in the deep woods with a unexpected ally! There was this one person in this book that I hated and you will discover who that is for what they do, even what they try to do in the end but we had to have a villain in this story and they fit it well. Just reading this book has made me go back and read the first book (A Dog's Purpose) in which a review will be coming soon for that heart-breaking book! It's going to be interesting to watch this movie when it comes out in January 2019 and see what is different and how they will make certain things happen that I think might be impossible to achieve but then again, the magic of Hollywood can make anything happen!! Thank You to W. Bruce Cameron for this heart-stopping adventure book that will touch any dog lover's hearts to the soul!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!
lauriesophee More than 1 year ago
Oh! How I loved this book! Bruce Cameron makes dogs, cats all have a voice. This is a beautiful novel of love and hope. "Never judge a book by its cover "and "Never give up" is the mantra here. A wonderful message for all of us human beings. Bella the main character, found living under a house with a mother cat, falls in love with Lucas her "person". Yet, when she is unfairly taken from him, she never gives up! Fair warning: You are going to need a box of tissues!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best heartwarming story showing that the breed or size of a dog does not matter, but the personality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved it!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the fastest read I have ever had my hands on. I couldn't put it down. I absolutely LOVE Bella's unique and funny language which brings great laughter throughout the read. It's heartwarming, suspenseful, and hits home on its originality and realism. I only wish I would have started it earlier in the day so I could have read the whole thing in one sitting instead of two. Looking forward to what comes next from W. Bruce Cameron.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading another of W. Bruce Cameron's wonderful books. A Dog's Way Home highlights the plight of a pitbull mix dog in a town that does not allow this breed of dog. Bella was rescued by her owner from living under a house that was to be demolished, only to be separated from her owner due to the breed specific law. Her many "adventures" to stay alive and try to get across the mountains and back to her owner kept this reader feeling a variety of emotions as I followed what happened to her in her travels. I could not put this book down and when I did have to stop for a while, I couldn't wait to see what was to happen next. A Dog's Way Home is another great story told from the viewpoint of the dog and shows the persistence of an animal when searching for the safety and love of her owner.
Nolichucky More than 1 year ago
I need to stop being surprised just how good Cameron truly is. I have loved all his books – from the No. 1 best-seller "A Dog's Purpose" to his "Repo" series and everything in between, but his latest, "A Dog's Way Home," is as much a delight as anything he's done. Once again, Cameron is telling a story from a dog's point of view, and he doesn't disappoint or, most importantly, repeat himself. There are certainly those elements that fans of Cameron crave – the humor, the warmth, the emotion, and a gosh-darn good dog, but there is also a call to arms in this book, which deals with unfair laws in some parts of the country that are outlawing pitbulls. What Cameron always does best in his books is to drive home a message, and he skillfully does that here. You will pull for Bella every step of the way in "A Dog's Way Home," and you will feel strongly about many of the human characters, too, which may be the best part of the book. Cameron has always made readers love the characters in his book – be they human or canine, but "A Dog's Way Home" in, however strange this may sound in a book about a dog, it was the humans who ended up starring in this great wag-of-the-tail tale. Dog lovers will see a little bit of themselves in the various humans who, in their own ways, loved Bella, needed Bella, found comfort in Bella. It was a joy to read this book. Pure joy. ... If you need a great book to read, and one that will make you love your dog just a little bit more, get this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Dog's Purpose was so much better.
Allison_P More than 1 year ago
Another winner from W. Bruce Cameron! We follow young Lucas and his rescued dog, Bella, thru heart-stopping trials and tribulations. Bella is questionably labeled a pit bull by animal control in Denver, causing Lucas to relinquish her to a foster home far away for a while. Bella knows she is meant to be with her heartbroken Lucas and we follow her determined attempt for the reunion we are rooting for with each page we turn. Woven into this splendid story are great lessons of how valuable dogs are to people with various healing needs. Man's (and cat's) best friend.....indeed! Another captivating read from W. Bruce Cameron that you won't be able to put down.
kauhaleluapele More than 1 year ago
A Dog's Way Home may well be W. Bruce Cameron's best dog story book yet! Being chosen to receive an advance reader copy of A Dog's Way Home from the publisher was very fortunate for me as I am a devoted fan of this author's books that are told from the perspective of the dog's heart and mind. My affinity for his wonderful dog story books began when I first read A Dog's Purpose the week it was released in July of 2010 and has increased with each new dog story book he has written. While I have loved each book, A Dog's Purpose has remained my all-time favorite book by any author. As I began to read A Dog's Way Home, I wondered if it could be as good as A Dog's Purpose. By the time I was barely into reading the first chapter, I knew that it was going to be a great book. I became absorbed in the story of Bella, a mixed-breed female puppy that is wrongly labeled as a pit bull and sadly separated from her owner under BDL (Breed Discriminatory Legislation). The saga of Bella's bond with her owner and her determination to make the 400 mile "Go Home" journey back to him on an amazing adventure kept me engrossed until I got to the end of the book. I loved this book so much that I read it again this past weekend and enjoyed it even more than I did the first time I read it. A Dog's Purpose is still my all-time favorite book but A Dog's Way Home is a close second favorite. I will be buying many copies of it to give to my dog lover family and friends. If you're a dog lover, do yourself a big favor and get this book for yourself...you'll be glad you did!
Photosbydmh More than 1 year ago
W. Bruce Cameron has done it again. Cameron, most famous for his novel, A Dog’s Purpose, has written another great book about dogs and their humans and the relationships between the two. Spoken in the dog’s voice, A Dog’s Way Home begins in a rundown building in the City of Denver where Bella is born. Her mom and littermates are taken away but she remained hidden and spent some of her puppyhood with Mama Cat and her kittens. She finds her place with Lucas and his mother and she helps Lucas feed Mama Cat and the remaining kittens. This angers the developer who wants to tear down the building. It does not however, deter Lucas from continuing to feed the kittens and block the developer’s progress. Before long, Lucas and Bella are in trouble not only with the developer, but also with the city as Denver has a breed ban. Bella is part pit bull and it is illegal to own a pit bull in the city. Lucas and his mother do their best to keep Bella out of sight, teaching her to Go Home and even sneaking her into the VA Hospital where Lucas works and his mother attends meetings. Unfortunately, their efforts are not enough and Bella ends up in the city pound. Lucas works with an animal rescue worker, breaks Bella out of the pound, and gets her to a foster family far away from Denver, as a temporary solution to keeping her alive. Bella, of course, doesn’t understand why her human would send her away – and she doesn’t know that Lucas is planning on getting her back, once he and his mother can find a new place to live, outside of the city limits. Bella knew that she hadn’t been a bad dog and only wants to be with her human. She soon decides that she will Go Home, as that is what Lucas taught her and that is what she knows he would want her to do. Her adventure to Go Home and be with Lucas and Mom takes nearly two years and covers a distance of 400 miles. During that time, Bella survives in the wilderness; meets, lives and cares for the Big Kitten; lives with Gavin and Taylor and Sylvia; and befriends Axel, a homeless veteran - all while trying to Go Home to her human, Lucas. Not only does Cameron give Bella jobs, or a purpose, as he had done in a previous book, but he also incorporates therapy dog work, issues within the VA hospital system, and Breed Specific Legislation within his newest novel. I was fortunate to have received an Advance Reader Copy of A Dog’s Way Home from the publisher – I plan on purchasing the book and adding it to my Cameron collection. I would strongly recommend anyone familiar with Cameron’s work to do the same – this book will not disappoint.
NancyandCharlie More than 1 year ago
I was randomly selected to receive a copy of this book prior to publication--I don't receive any compensation for posting this review. W. Bruce Cameron has done it again! I read this book in one sitting, and laughed and cried. It's told through the eyes of Bella, a pitbull mix that is separated from her owner because of BSL and an overzealous animal control officer. This is her story of the trials and tribulations she endures as she tries to make her way back home to her home, and her human. W. Bruce Cameron weaves a rich tapestry of secondary characters, some nice, and some not-so-nice, that Bella encounters on her epic journey. He definitely earns a "tiny piece of cheese!" A must-read for any dog lover!
Amazing2 More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to get an advance readers copy from the Publisher. Once again, W. Bruce Cameron has struck literary gold. The story is about Bella, who is sent away from her people due to breed discrimination. It tells the story of Bella's remarkable journey through the mountains of Colorado to be reunited with them. The story is sad in parts, but also uplifting, and very funny. I highly recommend this book for dog and cat lovers alike.
CJAnderson More than 1 year ago
I could not put the book down till I was done reading it, from the first words. Good dog, Bella! I was asked by the publisher, to review this book, I think because of my non-profit's mission in Arizona to help people in crisis through their pets. As it turns out, Veterans is a large part of the population we serve, as well as homeless and other hard to reach/help populations. We also work to educate and advocate people in Arizona as to how much difference they make when they use their voices with our government officials. You see, people will speak for animals and pets, will prepare for disasters, safety, health, and emergencies, when they will NOT bother to do this for themselves nor for other humans! Bruce Cameron painted an exact picture, of what is like for many of these Veterans . In amazing stary form he talks about Therapy/service dogs and those issues going on, that we are trying to educate people to help humans understand what a difference dogs make to the lives of these special groups, the chronically ill, the disabled, the elderly, the homeless – those who are facing challenges and wondering if they want to get out of bed this morning to face one more day of pain and suffering, like my mom. We are a service provider for the Arizona Veterans Stand down. Gatherings of services, agencies, and people to help these service members and families who gave us and sacrificed SO MUCH for us at the county and city levels ~ TRUE community. We have been told by many of these Groups, that we are a corner stone of this gathering, because Veterans that will not ask for help for themselves, WILL ask for beloved pets/service dogs. Once they come, FEEL the LOVE and CARE that is offered, they then cross the isle for the human help that is frequently, so disparately needed! The dog Bella is a mixed breed dog! THIS is a critical piece of the book. The simple fact is that a dog doesn't go bad, because of the BREED. It goes bad because of the interaction with HUMAN! ‘ This element of this book, is about how dogs (animals) respond to the TANGIBLE (for them) emotions that roll off of people. In addition to my non-profit, we have a meetup.com list that has over 1450 members, another over 3000 member yahoo email list who work on their energy with dogs email list and has had over 30,000 people on it since 2006) that validates this point. There is a smaller story inside, about feral cats. We are going to move a program that we were planning on implementing in 2020 for rehoming feral cat colonies to warehouses and farms starting next year, because of Cameron's writing, that has moved us to action! Lastly, it said, that Dogs are our Mirrors, our Teachers, our Healers. We already use Cameron's book/movie "A Dog Purpose" to help people dealing with the losses that occur around crisis and disasters of every kind. Now, we are very pleased to have this book to help us educate others how they can advocate and change laws. We are already very good at this, moving Arizona from 22nd in State rankings for Humane Treatment for animals, to 7th! This book will help people from an emotional level, to lend their voices to speak for protections for animals. Maybe then, we will learn to also speak louder for the protection of humans, who don't/can't speak for themselves! We hope that people will buy this book to read, then give the book to our non-profit (or other agencies), to give Veterans and their families, the understanding of what a dog can do to help them.