Hello again! I hope you’ve had an outstanding day and that you’ve been keeping warm in these winter months. I chose to write about The Alchemist today because it is a very different type of book than is naturally put on the teen shelves at Barnes&Noble. Though it starts out slow, the book, in a whole, is very interesting and it hits home on a very personal level.
The story centers around a young boy named Santiago who has to follow/achieve his “personal legend”. A personal legend is a person’s own calling, something a person realizes usually when they are young and it is their destiny to pursue it. And when a person finally reaches their personal legend, they will experience happiness and peace of mind for the rest of their life. The Alchemist has many morals imbedded in its text, a lot of them we can use in our own lives. Santiago goes on a 2 or 3 year journey to Egypt from his hometown of Spain. However in The Alchemist, the real learning comes from Santiago’s interpretation of the world and how all living things work together on a spiritual level. Personally, I really like this story, not only because it gives wisdom and good life advice, but it speaks in such a way that the average person can understand. If you are ever stuck in a rut and need motivation to get back up, reading this book will definitely open your eyes to what is really important in your life.
I had to study this book for school, but it wasn’t a chore to read at all. I thought it was a nice change to what I usually read. Also I ask you guys to please step out of your own comfort zones and try something new even if its not books, I would love to hear of your adventures. Thank you all, please like and share. I will upload another review in two weeks but until then… Goodbye you lovely people.