Friday, February 15, 2013

100 Books in 2013: The One and Only Ivan

Book 1: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

This book got a lot of hype through the year, so I had it pulled pretty early on to read.  But for some reason, it just kept staring at me from the pile and I never really made my way into it.  When it was named the 2013 Newbery winner, I knew that I definitely had to read it now.  So two nights after the recognition was bestowed upon Ivan, I read his story.  It was a nice, heartwarming story of a gorilla, Ivan, in a mall zoo and his companions - both animals and humans - and where he ends up.  It was a story about stories, perseverance, heart, caring, love.  It was a nice story.

But I still think Wonder by R.J. Palacio should have won the Newbery.

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