Suzanne's Reviews > Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Apr 27, 2009

liked it
Read in April, 2009

I was really impressed with the way Gruen was able to write from the standpoint of an elderly man. She was spot on with the narrative voice. The story, about a young man whose life leads him to be a vet for the circus, offers pints of knowledge about that lifestyle during the Depression. The elephant also has a starring role, and while I'm not sure she should be personified the way Gruen did, it made empathy for the animal a hundred times easier- without overwhelming the reader with PETA-esque tirades. I have no doubt elephants are mysterious, likeable, and witty creatures.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Water for Elephants.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-1 of 1) (1 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

Nora I just finished this book yesterday!

back to top