I’ve been reading Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants for over a month now. It’s not that it was a bad book, it just wasn’t for me – not my type of book. I will go as far as to say that it was well written and a good story – just not my genre. And so, I had to force myself to finish reading it. After while, it became a bit of a joke between my boyfriend and I whenever I’d mention that I was “still reading that damn elephant book” and he’d fuss at me to give it up. Never! I was determined to read what was described to me as a wonderful, classic book.
I’m always on the look out for good books based on broken societies. I don’t know why, but they fit me and I enjoy them. If you’ve read The Hunger Games, you know the type of book I’m talking about. Luckily, there’s been many new books written since that trilogy became popular with a similar feel to them. Divergent by Veronica Roth is one of them.