Friday, February 29, 2008

The Grapes of Wrath

library book
I can't believe I got to be this old before I read this book. You've probably already read it and if you haven't you should.

It was set during the great depression and followed one family, the Joads, as they were driven out of their home and driven west seeking work, along with thousands of other families. It is not a plesant time in our history and treated starkly by Steinbeck.

This book grabbed my heart. I was somewhat dissapointed at the end. I wanted to know what happened to the Joads, where Tom went, how Noah got along, if Al married the girl, did the starving man survive after Rose of Sharon helped him.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

I remember having to read The Grapes of Wrath when I was a Senior in high school..all I can remember is it was in the depression era, and I wasnt that thrilled with the ending either..I also didnt like that I had to stand up and do a report about it..:0 That was in 1983...maybe I should read it again and see what i think this time..:)
Fun looking at your book reviews!