Discussion Questions For Water For Elephants

Book Club: What Did You Think of Water For Elephants?

Well, that's a wrap on my first book club book of the Summer, Water for Elephants. A light but engaging read, the novel following a young man who joins the circus in the 1930s proved to be a great story, leaving plenty to be discussed. I particularly loved older Jacob's happy ending (though I would have liked to hear more about his life with Marlena). I was also pretty shocked to learn that it's Rosie, and not Marlena, who lays the fatal blow into August's head. (It should be particularly interesting to see how this scene plays out on the big screen.)

So what are your final thoughts? Who was your favorite character? (I admittedly developed a soft spot for Walter and Queenie.) Were you surprised at the way it ended? Did you like that Jacob runs away from the nursing home or do you think the suggestion is too far-fetched, not to mention dangerous? I want to hear all of your reactions, complaints, and cheers!

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