Elephant Run is about Nick, a teen who visits his father's elephant camp. This is happening during the beginning of WWII. The Japanese invade Burma, where Nick is, taking over his father's elephant camp. Nick's father is taken captive among other men, but Nick is stays in the Hawk's Nest, which is the family house. Can Nick get back to his father?
I really liked this book. I really like Roland Smith's type/style of writing. I like stories more about wildlife with realistic characters that people can relate with. I thought that the book sounded far-fetched (yes, it is fiction, but Roland Smith usually writes pretty realistic books). I think that middle school students would like this book.