09 February 2012

Review Of Mice and Men By: John Steinbeck

Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

At first I wasn't sure if I'd like it at first because it is required reading for school but I actually really enjoyed the story. This book is about two men George and Lennie, who are poor and they need to get a job to save up some money so they can fulfill their dream of owning a farm. I know it sounds sort of boring and cheesy but like I said I ended up enjoying the series.

Lennie is my a man who has a bit of a mental issue. He can work and earn his money but he can't do much when it comes to using his brain. (I'm not saying that in an insulting way) Lennie is a sweet guy who just wants to work to get all of the money he needs to be able to tend the rabbits! You'd understand if you read the book and those of you who have should know because that’s a huge part in the book.

George is basically Lennies protector. They've known each other ever since they were kids. Even though George might not always have been so nice which you'll find out in the book. He looks out for Lennie now. He is the smallest out of the two but that’s okay because he only uses his brains really not much of his strength.

These two men get kicked out of where they worked before because Lennie didn't know what he was doing and he grabbed on to some girls dress and didn't let go even when she screamed. She accused him of rape and so they had to run away before they were caught. That is their back story, In the beginning of the book they start working at a ranch so they can make some money to finally be able to have the farm they've always wanted. Along the way though they meet some people and face some problems.

Some of the characters are Candy a sweet old man who just basically wants to work eat and live. Slim who is basically the respected guy buy all the other men he's sort of the leader. Then Curley who is basically the problem starter in the book he’s the bosses son and he’s always picking fights. Lastly there’s Curley’s wife who is also a huge problem starter in the book which you’ll find if you read the book!

I recommend it to people who just need a quick fun little book to read. It teaches some lessons and shows you what times were like back then which Is sort of cool to read about in these days.

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