First off, I hope everyone had a nice break and enjoyed Thanksgiving! Since I was on the road most of the time, I decided not to worry about any picture books but rather read a classic, short novel. I should stay listen because I used Audible and listened to my book while I was driving. I decided to read Animal Farm by George Orwell. Since we were not required to read for four hours, I thought this book was perfect because it was very close! With the introduction, the book was 3 hours and 11 minutes.
I decided to read this classic because it was something that was always on my “to-read” list and the timing seemed just right. I think I should tell you guys that Audible is not free, I had to pay for this book in order to listen to it so if you want to listen to it, you can purchase it through Amazon or Audible itself!
I will say Animal Farm exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot about the background and why it was written in the introduction. This was essential when reading this book because it really explained why things were happening. Basically, Animal Farm was written as a representation of the political structure in 1945. The book is about a farm where the animals take over and create a working society. Of course, there is the problem of who wanted the power and what was best for the other animals. Also, throughout the entire book, there is always the rule of ALL humans are enemies. I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say there is a major part when the two main political characters of the farm fight against each other which eventually leads to ones downfall.
I would recommend this book as a high school book but I believe it can be used in middle school as well.
Until next time,