Monday, March 23, 2009

Book Review- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Reviewed by Katie, Chester County Library

Are you looking to learn more about yourself? The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho might be the book for you. It is the story of a Spanish shepherd named Santiago who decides to sell his sheep in order to get the money to travel and fulfill his Personal Legend.
Along the way he travels to Africa, learns about alchemy (turning metal into gold), falls in love, and sees the pyramids. The Alchemist is a story that entertains readers while at the same time teaching readers about following their dreams. One of the major themes in this story is finding your own Personal Legend. According to the story“It's what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is.”
If you are looking to read an adventure story and are looking for a good book to think about, this might be the book for you.

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