Of Mice and Men, By John Steinbeck

Where do I start with such a heart wrenching classic. I originally read this book because I was told I was too young to understand it and that there was too much language for kids my age. I had to prove them wrong. I have had this book for at least three years and still every time I read it, it brings me to tears. The story revolves around two men looking for work in California whilst running from the law during the Great Depression. We are introduced to George Milton and Lennie Small. George is quick to a temper and very protective of himself and his friend Lennie, though at times George can get extremely frustrated with him. Lennie Small struggles with is mental state. It never really says what happened to him (I am assuming he was born that way.) but he has a terrible time remembering thing and acts like a big kid, and I mean big. When under immense pressure Lenni starts seeing things and shuts down . He could crush a man’s fist with his bare hands. The story is all about the troubles they face and how they deal with it. This book never fails to make me lose myself and forget what day and age I live in. This book I believe is great for everyone. It may not be in everyone’s genre but I think anyone could check it out. Be sure that if you do read this book have a box of tissues close, you’ll need it.

-Sophia

One thought on “Of Mice and Men, By John Steinbeck

  1. I never read the book, but saw it as a play, in Fairbanks actually. I need to read it because books give so much more detail, background, thoughts, and reasons then a play or movie is able to.

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