Water for ElephantsWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this layered story about Jacob, a young man who worked for a circus during the Depression-era. From the aspects of aging and reflecting back on life, learning how to carve one's path as a young person, and dealing with love, I think this book has something for everyone. I found the research that went into this book most interesting; learning about the history of the circus in the United States was fascinating, and I am so glad that Gruen added photographs before each chapter. I can't believe I waited so long to read this one!

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