People who love Steinbeck seem to think that this isn't a sampling of his best, but I was certainly impressed. The writing is wonderful and the story is simple with universal themes.
WHEN I Discovered This Classic
I recently discovered this book. It was added to my library's ebook collection, so I put it on hold. When it became available I borrowed it, and read it. I wasn't aware of it before I saw added as a new book to the library's collection
WHAT Makes It A Classic
This is a book commonly taught in middle school and highschool. It is very accessible as a way to introduce how an author can use symbolism. There is a great deal of teaching material available for this book.
WHY I Chose to Read It
WILL It Stay A Classic
Yes. The book is beautifully written and involves universal themes. Teachers can dig in, because every character represents a sin or temptation, etc.
WHO I’d Recommend It To
I'd recommend this to anyone who likes good writing.