Water for Elephants is one of those books that I can’t say much more about than that it is just a really good novel. It is difficult to describe what makes it good. It is well-written and well-crafted, to the point that the writing seems effortless and you are drawn into the story and forget that you are reading. I finished it over just a few days (three, I think), and was captivated by interesting characters and a well-constructed plot. I highly recommend it and definitely intend to read more by Sara Gruen!