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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
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Mar 24, 2012

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bookshelves: middle-grade, chapter-books
Read from March 24 to April 02, 2012

I know there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst librarians everywhere when I say this book was enjoyable....but I don't understand what all the hype is about. I found it to be a sweet story...but a little long and frankly somewhat depressing until the very end. I had trouble staying committed to finishing it but felt I had to, so I could completely understand the positive energy re: the story amongst elementary librarians. And I am still stumped. Nice story...but it dragged.
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Amanda I finished all 300ish pages in about 4 hours. Definitely had the opposite experience of you :)


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