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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Jan 20, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, library-books, read-in-2011
Read from January 06 to 20, 2011

I chose to read this book because of the rave reviews and the upcoming movie release. If you are looking for a quick, easy read then this book definitely is it. Other than that, the book was ok. I didn't hate it but I also didn't love it which I was expecting given the ravings. I also feel like other reviewers that it's my fault for having such high expectations.

A lot of people have reviewed saying it was predictable and characters flat and yes, I do agree the ending was highly unbelievable. If you are looking for a novel with a strong heroine, skip this book. The first few chapters are intriguing. However, as it progressed, it was clear to see that it was an elaborate setup for a contrived romance novel. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but this book was on the NYT bestseller list so I expected a bit more.

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