This afternoon, I began one of my to-reads that has been high on my list, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate.
I am only 56 (out of 304) pages into the book, but I love it. The Gorilla, Ivan, is a part of a permanent circus at a mall, The Big Top Mall.
Ivan, a silverback, is confused by the behavior of his visitors.
"They hunt frantically, stalking, pushing, grumbling. Then they leave, clutching bags filled with things - bright things, soft things, big things - but no matter how full the bags, they always come back for more."
It made me feel guilty of my own consumerism, but I’m entranced, and I can’t wait to finish the story.