Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
I called my mom and asked her what her favorite book was and she said, "Great Expectations and The Grapes of Wrath."
I tried Great Expectations and got stuck, so I moved onto The Grapes of Wrath.
Note: This Reading Challenge starts some interesting conversations. When I mentioned that I was reading The Grapes of Wrath, THREE different people said, "Oh, the ending is weird." One friend said, "Oh, the ending is so weird, I don't even remember what it was, but it's really weird."
Then there's my neighbor who read it FIVE times in a row in school because her teacher didn't believe that she had already finished it and wouldn't let her read anything else! (Hi, Rebecca!)
Okay, so I moved very slowly through this book. It's very sad and bad things happen one after another. I was wondering how the ending could be so weird until I finished. AND THE ENDING IS SOOOO WEIRD. Probably the weirdest ending I've ever read.
Ok, Mom, I read your favorite book, and the ending is REALLY weird.
Posted by Elaine at 7:00 AM