Genre: Historical Fiction, contemporary, book to film, Nanowrimo book!

Length: 368 pages

Release: 3/1/2011

Cost for New Copy:  $9.32 on Kindle, $15.99 Hardcover, $3.33 paperback, $9.21 Mass Market Paperback

Water for ElephantsWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I bought this book knowing absolutely nothing about it – other than that it was started as a NaNoWriMo book. I absolutely devoured this book. The writing is generally well-done, though a bit average at points, and fortunately never dips into bad writing. The plot is fast paced and well constructed; I found myself not caring much about the set-up, but the author was aware that it was a weaker point and rushed through, helping the reader get to the good stuff more quickly. I enjoyed how the characters simply continued their lives when Joshua is thrown in with them, so that I had to work just as hard as Joshua did to get my bearings. In addition, I particularly appreciate the amount of research that clearly went into the story. It’s a wonderful book no matter what genre you usually enjoy. Highly recommended!

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