The book I chose is The One and Only Ivan. It is by Katherine Applegate. The genre of this book is fantasy. This sad book is about a gorilla that is in a mall show. He is lonely. His only friend, Stella, is an elephant that has a hurt leg so she can't walk very well. But then a truck arrives. Ivan does not know what it is. The boys that are in charge of the mall show tried to get it out. They pushed and pulled and finally they got it out. It was a baby elephant. It was a girl. Ivan wanted to see her so he went over and said "Hello." He was wondering if she would go with him to the zoo. I would recommend this book to people who like gorillas.