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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Apr 11, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, animal-rights, favorites, to-buy

This book had me from the word go. I absolutely loved every second of it. I adored the interwined storylines of present Jacob and past Jacob. I loved the magic of the circus alongside the horrors. I thought the characters were brilliant. In Jacob the author created an amazing hero. I hated August as if my life depended on it. I honestly felt like I was with Jacob every step of the way, through all his turmoil and loss. This book made me laugh & cry and I am so sad its over. I love when a book does that to you. I especially loved the ending. Rosie is stunning throughout and I really felt like the author made her come to life on the pages. If you have any interest in a circus romance or animal exploitation, you should read this.

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Quotes Ashleigh Liked

Sara Gruen
“I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.

I want.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen
“With a secret like that, at some point the secret itself becomes irrelevant. The fact that you kept it does not.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen
“The more distressing the memory, the more persistent it's presence. ”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen
“When two people are meant to be together, they will be together. It's fate.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Reading Progress

April 11, 2011 – Shelved
June 11, 2011 – Started Reading
June 11, 2011 –
page 30
June 14, 2011 –
page 164
June 15, 2011 –
page 215
June 16, 2011 –
page 351
June 18, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction
June 18, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
June 18, 2011 – Shelved as: animal-rights
June 18, 2011 – Finished Reading
March 25, 2012 – Shelved as: to-buy

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