Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved Jacob from the get-go and I don't understand how so many people can give this book a bad review. I didn't notice that there were too many characters or mind that the chapters sometimes went back and forth between past and present-tense. I actually liked that most about the book as a whole.
Normally I don't do book reviews. Mainly because the most popular books or authors have already been reviewed within an inch of their bindings. And how will people who read reviews before actually reading the book, ever form their own opinions if they're already skeptical? But, seeing as this particular book has been down-played even after hitting the best-seller list, I thought it deserved a little reprieve from all the browbeaters.
I only added it to my to-read list because so many other people had said what a great book it was and the movie as well. Apart from that, I knew nothing about it and dove into it as soon as finishing my latest "familiar author". I can honestly say, should another Gruen book be placed before me, I would read it without apprehension.
I read this book in less than 6 hours and will probably re-read it if given the chance.
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