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Elephant Run by Roland Smith
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Dec 31, 10

bookshelves: 2009-2010, adolescent, historical-fiction
Read in December, 2010

Rare that historical fiction is recommended by a seventh grade boy. My source said he'd read this book four times...and since it is set in one of "my" countries, Burma, I ordered it right away. I found the writing and plot contrived and clunky. However, it takes place during a very interesting period in Burmese history, the Japanese occupation during WWII, and it set on a teak plantation where mahouts guide elephants to do the hard work. And it is certainly an action novel that will appeal to boys. Almost every other review I read was positive.
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