I read this book about two months ago on Audio-Book (Play-away to be exact) and I have been sold on Sara GGruens writting. She makes everything seem so real. Her types of books are the ones I want to see made into movies (luckily Water for Elephants IS a movie). Her characters stay true to their ways and they never seem to change too dramaticly. The movie was great as well, some things were not in their right place but it was an all around good movie.