Two men looking for work during the Great Depression, George Milton and Lennie Small, are opposites, but best friends. George is small and clever, while Lennie is large, strong, and mentally challenged. The two dream of owning a farm one day which, according to Lennie, must contain rabbits. They travel to a nearby ranch one day, and they get the job. They begin working with the others on the ranch: Curley (the boss), Candy, Slim, Carlson, Crooks, and Curley’s wife. But what will be the outcome when Lennie’s disability begins to cause problems? This book is a classic with a good message. It had me wanting to read more.
Jenna Meyer, Grade 9