Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

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Drifters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back - and 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 dashed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes of friendship and shared vision, and giving a voice to America's lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men remains Steinbeck's most popular work, achieving success as a novel, Broadway play and three acclaimed films.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2006.
ISBN: 9780141023571
Branch Call Number: FIC Stein
Characteristics: 120 pages ; 18 cm.


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Follow migrant laborers George and Lennie on their search for work and the hardships they face.

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Jul 18, 2017

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is an emotionally powerful book. It is a short read that takes around 2 hours, but within that small amount of time it is able to exert many emotions. In the story, many of the characters have weaknesses and this is the reason they try to stomp on others weaker than them. Crooks admits his own weaknesses in the story, and then he ridicules Lennie, who is much weaker than him mentally. The story is also about the American Dream. The main characters, George and Lennie, are unemployed men who are looking for work in the Great Depression Era. The story details the lives of the common folk, people who dreamt of a brighter future a.k.a the “American Dream” while they tried to make a living. It is also a touching story about friendship. Most people were in a free-for-all mindset who were only out for themselves, while George and Lennie were working towards a dream together. I would recommend this book to everyone as it is a fantastic read that is very short. I would rate it 4.5/5 stars.
- @SuperSilk of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 23, 2016

This book talks about friendship and how friendship is really important no matter what. Lenny has a child mind and George is the one who tells him to do everything. They help each other and they're always there for each other.

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