What do you value most?
This is a complex question that can be hard to answer and may not only have one answer. In fact, it could take an entire journey to find the answer. The Alchemist takes us through this journey of a humble shepherd boy named Santiago.
Santiago travels the world with an open mind and heart. He is in search of a treasure buried close to the Egyptian pyramids that he hopes to fulfill his personal legend. While trying to find this treasure, the vast and mysterious desert leads him to discover much about wisdom, the world around him, and the treasure found within. He meets people that help him learn lessons of love, omens, and the force that brings the universe together.
Paulo Coelho is able to pack all of his wisdom in a very simple yet thought provoking story. It's filled with philosophical moments that can leave you staring at the wall in self reflection. These moments of self reflection were some of the best parts of reading this book, and leads me to recommend it to anyone and everyone. Take it from me, this journey through a mysterious desert will ease your mind, improve your mind, and open your mind.
Book review by Jessica Gardiner