One and Only Ivan – Read It and Rate It

The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate

Review # 1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
I liked this book because it was about a gorilla named Ivan.  One of his friends is a dog.  I love dogs.  The dog’s name is Bob.  In this story he talks about how it’s not easy being a gorilla.  He has a best friend named Stella and when she was in the circus, they chained her feet.  When she came here (to the mall), they tried to help but it never really helped.  One day, she died.  Ivan promised to take care of Rue, who is a baby elephant.  He also promises not to let her stay at Exit 8 Big Top Mall Video Arcade her whole life.

Review #2
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
I loved this book, but it was a little sad, too. The book was about a gorilla named Ivan and his life every day in a cage at a mall. I like how there’s other animals he makes friends with so he’s not entirely alone. Also, I like how the author so often tells about Ivan’s past, so it makes the book less boring. This book is very heart warming and I loved the ending so much! I recommend this book to anyone who loves sad, heart warming tales.

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