Review; Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Description from Goodreads
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…
My Thoughts on the Book
I understand why Of Mice and Men is so popular. The prose and writing style of Steinbeck is really amazing. It's about harshness, outsiders, the unloved and misunderstood, the American dream and the cruel reality. Of Mice and Men is also about how we judge people by appearence and how we often unjustly label them. Lennie is an unfortunate soul with an innocent heart who doesn't know his strength and he gets destroyed by society.