Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

In theory this book should have been great. It had all the makings of an interesting story: a love component rife with complications, was based on true events and ended surprisingly; yet this novel was still just “ok.” I could never quite get into it, was never excited about reading it. Surprising more so since it made it into Heather’s group of guaranteed reads.

Gruen gets points for originality, this story is truly unique and her descriptive voice is vivid. She just failed to get me excited about the story and its characters. As always I encourage everybody to be their own judge, but I know I’m not totally alone in this thought as two friends of mine have read it and had very similar reactions. Regretfully, I have yet to find anyone that raves about this book…

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