The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

January 27, 2017
The Alchemist

The Alchemist

My son read The Alchemist as a summer reading assignment for his high school literature class.  He enjoyed the book so I set my goal to read it also since it didn’t look terribly long.  I read 19 pages in the early fall and then his teacher assigned more projects for the book so I had to give it back to him.  I finally finished the book this month!

I enjoyed the book but I wouldn’t say that I loved it.  It was full of deep thoughts and frankly my brain just can’t concentrate on that kind of stuff.  However, it definitely has a very positive vibe to it and it’s uplifting.

The Alchemist

As part of the assignment my son had to annotate in the book.  I thought this would be annoying and distracting to me as I read.  I was wrong.  Honestly, his notes were by far the best part of the book to me!  It was a little sneak peek into his mind and the comments were so funny.

The Alchemist

If he has to do this kind of project again, I will certainly read the book just to read the funny notes!


The Alchemist

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1 Comment

  • Reply Cindy Harris January 27, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I would also. That would be the best part, to know his thoughts.

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