By Jordan Brown
Looking for a great read this summer from teens to adults? Check out the number one New York Times Bestseller, “Water For Elephants.” “Water for Elephants” is a novel that displays a love triangle between the main characters. Author Sara Gruen, has a wonderful way of making the depression “less depressing”; the novel is fun and mysterious. It catches your interest from page one.
The main character 93-year-old Jacob Janowaski has continuous flashbacks from his nursing home to when he was working in the circus. He is talking to his nurse, Rosemary about his life’s experiences. In his flashbacks, he is 23-years-old. A tragic dilemma in his family forces Jacob to leave his University and make heavy decisions. In “Water for Elephants”, Sara Gruen pulls you into the world of Jacob Janowaski.
This book was turned into a movie in 2011 with actors Robert Patterson, Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz starring in this People’s Choice Award winning movie. The movie is a “spot-on” presentation of the book. You won’t be disappointed. So when you’re in need of a great book or movie to enjoy and appreciate, look for Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants.”
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