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Book Review: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Posted on: March 4, 2009

I was hesitant to read this book at first. My usual genres are women’s fiction, with a very heavy emphasis on chick lit. When a friend recommended this book to me, my first thought was “You want me to read about circuses? In the Depression era? Ummmm, no, I don’t think so.” I honestly thought this book was SO not my thing.

But she persisted, insisting that I MUST read this book. So I decided to give it a try, if only to get her off my back. 🙂 I am SO glad I did. It was awesome! I was hooked from the first few pages. If I had to put the book down, I was thinking about when I could get back to read it again. It grabbed me and wouldn’t let go (as trite as that sounds, it was true).

It was a quick read, and the writing was lively and tight. It never bogged down, the plot was exciting and kept the book moving forward at a rapid pace.

I highly recommend this book. Even if you think you WON’T like it, give it a try anyway. It’s that good!


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