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Book Review of Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 88

Believe the hype you have heard about this book. Gruen's characters leap off the page and into your mind they are so well concieved. Almost every element you could want in a book is here - humor, a bit of a mystery, drama, angst, terror, compassion. It is about relationships; human to human; human and animal. It's about falling in love in an instant. It's about history. It's about life with a traveling circus and all the various personalities that make up a community.

The only word of caution I have is that there are elements of animal cruelty portrayed if that makes you squeemish.