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June 2018: Magical Realism > The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - 5 Stars

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message 1: by evsbooks (new)

evsbooks | 17 comments “Love is the force that transforms and improves the soul of the world” - The Alchemist

This book was recommended to me by my mum and like a normal stubborn teenager I didn’t want to read it, thinking that it wouldn’t be any good. I was very wrong.

This story follows a boy determined to see his personal legend through, this includes many setbacks along his path.

The alchemist has so many sentences in it and quotes that I will use forever, however to read it you have to have an open mind to accepting that there is a language of the world that is different to ours and the boy in this book explores that through the desert, the sun and the wind.

I loved this book so much and it will make you feel things to if you open your mind to it.

message 2: by Joi (new)

Joi (missjoious) | 3880 comments Mom-recommended books area always the best <3

message 3: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 7274 comments So glad you loved the book and that your mom recommended it to you. That's super sweet. I have never read it because the views on it seem SO disparate. I feel like some people hate it and others absolutely love it, and there isn't much middle ground . . .

Not sure how open my mind is to the fantastic so I might not be the best target audience.

message 4: by Critterbee❇ (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 418 comments Great post, Evelyn. I read this ages ago, and really liked it. Wonder if it is time for a re-read...

message 5: by Ladyslott (new)

Ladyslott | 1880 comments I tried this book 3 different times and could not finish it,

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