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

really liked it
bookshelves: 10-12, animals, great-use-of-language

** spoiler alert ** Based on a true story of a silverback gorilla who lived most of his life in a mall as a tourist attraction. Applegate's use of language makes it seem like you are "thinking" with Ivan (and Bob and Ruby) but never makes it too anthropomorphic (well, maybe a little when Ivan finally communicates with Julie.) It's not too scary or sad for the age group, even though a loveable animal dies.

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