Publication date: January 2012
Things I Liked:
What a bitter sweet little book this is! I loved the story of Ivan and yet it made me cry. He had so much going for him and yet he was stuck in a dreadful place. I absolutely fell in love with him and Stella and Ruby and even some of the human characters. I was very happy that none of the "villains" was painted in a way that they were 100% evil. I think it shows very nicely how people sometimes don't think clearly and that is how they end up doing horrible things without meaning to. I just loved how hopeful the ending was, though we had to experience all the sorrow to get there. A beautiful story made even more beautiful by its basis in reality.
Things I Didn't Like:
Hm, not much I can think of that I didn't like. Just simple and sweet (and sad). A great read for animal-loving tweens and younger.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
though there is some cruelty to animals
Overall rating: ****
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