Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I haven’t read this story since high school, and I’m sure back then I didn’t think it was that good. However, I’m glad I picked it up and reread it. I was able to feel more deeply about the characters and their situation. I love how the friendship between Lennie and George played out even though the ending is sad. I know some still read this in high school and I’m glad they do despite this book being banded.

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Book Summary:
The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream–a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes such as the friendship of a shared vision, and giving voice to America’s lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men has proved one of Steinbeck’s most popular works, achieving success as a novel, a Broadway play and three acclaimed films.

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