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I had loved reading the One and Only Ivan
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2017
I had loved reading the One and Only Ivan, as did my older son (younger son wants to read it soon). When I saw that the author wrote a new book, I couldn't wait to read it. Sadly, it was not as good by any means, but it was not terrible either.
Jackson's dad has MS and their family struggles a lot to make it by financially. His family understands hunger and even spent some time living in a van at one point.
Crenshaw is Jackson's imaginary friend who is a big black and white cat who likes water. He first saw Crenshaw when he was seven years old. Now he is ten. He doesn't want to see him and is upset that he does considering he is "too old" to have an imaginary friend.
Although the story was moving, sad, funny, and cute, I just feel like there could have been more to it. It is definitely from a kid's perspective, which I feel is important for us to wonder things more about what is going on in his life with his family, but I feel the way it ended was too abrupt maybe.
Anyway, I hope my sons like it more.