Coup de Coeur
Of Mice and Men may be almost a 70 year old book but it’s a classic. Set in the 1930’s, it is the story of two friends, the smart and sharp George and the simple minded, naive Lennie. Together they struggle through job after job to hopefully one day save up enough money to make their dream come true: have a piece of land they can call their own. I’m sure many of you have had to read this for school or will have to. Often when you have to read a book for school you are convinced you won’t like it or that it’s boring. I sometimes agree but this book proved me wrong. It is just such a beautiful story about friendship between two amazing men that you forget it was written before our parents were even born. The naïve big child that is Lennie is bound to move you, maybe even to tears. I won’t say more, you should discover these characters for yourself, they’re worth it. This is a must read classic, and a very good way to make a good first impression on your English teacher.
Alexia Bedat, Reviewer, Alexia's Picks
Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn't know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss's daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him...Contains an introduction by David Wyatt, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.
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