Ever dream of running away to join the circus? Okay me neither, but you’ll still love this book. An orphaned, penniless Jacob Jankowski finds himself running away during the Great Depression… jumping onto an old train that is home to the Benzini Brothers circus. It ends up turning into a job (one that he both loves + hates) along with two love stories (one with Rosie the elephant, one with Marlena – the star of the show). I found it hard to put down. It’s now a movie, but the book is even better!