Wow. This was an book I will never forget... The One and Only Ivan may be a simple book, but it's one of the most touching books I ever read in my life. It is about an gorilla, Ivan narrating his life in an zoo called the Big Top mall. The owner of the mall is Mack. Ivan was taken away when he was really small, so had no real memory of his past. Other animals that are also in the zoo are Stella, an old elephant with a infected leg, an dog (I forgot his name) who was Ivan's friend and a stray, and lastly, a newcomer, Ruby. Ruby still had an spirit, but Ivan knew that if Ruby stayed longer, her spirit would break, like Stella and him. As Stella gets weaker, Stella makes him promise to give Ruby an better place to live. Ivan tries him best to communicate with the humans using drawings, but will people understand? Read to find out.