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Review of "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

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´╗┐Clara Watt- English The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The Alchemist is the story of a Sheppard named Santiago. Santiago was a poor man who lived in Egypt. His only friends were his sheep. One day, a king disguised as an old man, tells Santiago to start an adventure and tells him that his destiny is to find a hidden treasure in Egypt. Santiago who lives on stealing and newspaper, takes this as an opportunity to start a new life. If only he knew that his journey was going to be one to remember. He was told to follow omens by this king, so he tried the best he could to do so. Only following these omens might not always be a good thing. ...read more.


3. Fatima: Fatima is a beautiful girl who lives at an oasis far in the desert. Santiago falls in love with her on his way to the pyramids. For a long time he stayed at that oasis so him and Fatima got to get quite close. After a while, he asks Fatima if she will marry him but Fatima would prefer that he finishes his journey before getting married because most of the men that leave, never come back. When Santiago finds the Alchemist, he mentions to Santiago that ?True love never gets in the way of one?s Personal Legend, if it does, it is not true love?. ...read more.


One part that I didn?t enjoy was the beginning. It was too long to start with. He got into the story quite a bit after the beginning so getting into the book was hard as the start was very long, introducing Santiago and his life style. I would recommend this book to either young adults or Adults because kids would not be into this kind of novel. Young adults are developing so reading this might be a change for them and they will find it very interesting. Adults would definitely like this book because it is inspiring and there are a lot of life lessons in it. ...read more.

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