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BUDDY READ:Paranormal/Fantasy > One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate --> Starting 27th April

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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.



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So excited this counts.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
Yeah me too! post your updates and I'll update soon! I've finished


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Shae wrote: "23% [spoilers removed]"

lol... yep he is right on that one... we do talk to much...


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Shae wrote: "32% [spoilers removed]"

I think Ruby sees Ivan as someone that can do anything!!


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Shae wrote: "48% [spoilers removed]"

I know I think I almost cried when that happened... but at least he will be able to keep his promise, or at least try.


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Shae wrote: "60% [spoilers removed]"

Not just that... he can see what they are doing with them at the mall (view spoiler)


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25.0% (view spoiler)


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Finished... Ha BoB... he is funny! (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
Shae wrote: "23% [spoilers removed]"

Yeah I can just picture his little drawings all wobbly and not really making sense XD


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
Shae wrote: "32% [spoilers removed]"

Ruby is the cutest :D


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
Shae wrote: "48% [spoilers removed]"

Yeah I was almost crying :(


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
Cinthia wrote: "25.0% [spoilers removed]"

I can't believe (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
Cinthia wrote: "50.0% [spoilers removed]"

Yeah haha a good substitute for mud!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
Cinthia wrote: "72.0% [spoilers removed]"

Yeah I'm so glad that Ivan's (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
Cinthia wrote: "Finished... Ha BoB... he is funny! [spoilers removed]"

(view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48936 comments Mod
I'm all done too :D


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