Of Mice and Men (Popular Penguins)

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men started off with vivid descriptions that captivated me as if I was there in the moment looking apon the sycamore trees.

Lennie had the impecable strength while George had the smarts needed to live productivley. Perfect team right? No, not the case. Throughout the book Lennie's gift of strength turned out ot be one of him biggest downfalls.

The book for me would have to be three stars. There was no real complication until the end (which is understandable for a short novel). The real problems emerge and if you look through the text before reaching the end, there is a lot of foreshadowing.

The ending was rather sad and left me feeling quite dim and down for a while afterwards. How George says he isn't mad with Lennie and continues to tell Lennie of their dream life with a luscious farm... this is when the sad bit comes and Lennie is shot dead.