Monday, January 23, 2012

Must Read Monday (8)

Fans of Fiction
Must Read Monday is a new meme hosted by Jenna at Fans of Fiction. The idea is to create an acrostic poem about a book in the chosen category of the week.
This week’s category: An amazing controversial/banned book

When his parents
Are killed in a
Terrible car accident, Jacob
Escapes the pain of
Reality by hopping on a circus train.

Full of loss and sorrow, he
Opts to join the circus and
Receives the position of vet to the

Exotic animals. While
Labouring through the Depression, they acquire an
Elephant, believing it will save their
Poor show from collapsing. With a
Hateful ring-leader,
And untimely love, this
Novel will
Teach you the
Secrets of love and trust.

Water for Elephants is one adult novel that I absolutely love. I'm not sure why it's banned/challenged other than what it says in Books Challenged or Banned in 2010-2011 by Robert P. Doyle, which states that a parent at a high school complained about it's sexual content. It's not really a teen book, especially because of the violence towards animals, but the sexual content isn't that strong. I doubt my acrostic made that much of an impression, but it's an amazing book that I definitely recommend!

Find it on Goodreads here.
Visit Sara Gruen here.

Feel free to try out this meme! It's a new way to introduce blog followers to new books.


  1. I loved the movie! I will no doubt have to read the book. I thought you did a great job on the acrostic! "With a Hateful ring-leader, And untimely love..." sounds straight off a book jacket:) Which is a definite compliment. Thanks for sharing and participating, Pam:)
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

  2. I loved the book and the movie and I love your poem! Great job :)

  3. Enjoyed this book as well ..definitely much better than the movie! --Your acrostic summed it up well.