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Elephant Run by Roland Smith
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Oct 14, 2010

really liked it

(This book is a: historical fiction )
This book shows what some people and families went through during wars and periods when homes were being taken over. Families are split, beaten and even sometimes killed! To keep only the ones that can be used to work.
In every midst there is at least one traitor and this book certainly has one. This book also shows that even though some people may seem mean and are forced to do mean things they are not always bad people.
This book starts out with a boy named Nick. He has not seen his father (an important farmer and elephant owner in Burma) in years and is suddenly being sent back to him because of the dangers of the war. Over the years of not being around the plantation he has become soft everyone under-estimates what he can do once he is put under extreme pressure and toughens back up. His father is forced to work almost to death and Nick is a servant in his former home. With the help of a well known monk and his friend he discovers a passage way witch eventually helps him escape and free his father. Through everything Nick is brought closer to his father.
I think this books message is to not take what you have and your family for grantite because suddenly it could be taken from you. I love this book because it has family, not judging at first sight and suspense at times. I would recommend this book to anyone!


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