Book Nook: Of Mice and Men


Here is me holding my book nook, Of Mice and Men.

Of Mice Of Men is a compact, tear-jerking, awe-inspiring, and charismatic novel. 

I have always been quite a reader, but only with books that caught my attention immediately, which entails books that I can finish in two days or less since they get to the plot quickly. This mindset in reading has set me back on some novels that could have really changed my life. 

It took me five months to read Of Mice and Men, though it is a little more than 100 pages. 

“Chyanne, get it together! Read this book for me!”, stated Jennifer Jackson, my grandma, when finding out I still hadn’t finished the book after three months.

It didn’t catch my attention right away, but when I got comments from people who have read the book, it was difficult for me to put it off any longer. So I pushed through.

And when I read the last line of the book, I knew that I had made one of the best decisions by choosing to go through with reading and finishing the book. 

The story starts off during the Great Depression and is based on two best friends named George and Lennie. They work together as ranch workers traveling from state to state seeking job opportunities. 

When finding new jobs it is difficult for George  Finding new jobs proved to be a difficult task for George and Lennie due to Lennie’s schizophrenia. (Schizophrenia is a long term mental-disorder which involves a breakdown of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It results in a withdrawal from reality into a fantasy delusion.) George and Lennie have to hide this from the people they work with because it could not only get them in trouble, but so far as killed. 

I haven’t met anyone who had anything bad to say about Of Mice Of Men.

“Of Mice and Men is justifiably considered a classic of American literature: a short, direct, meditation on friendship, loneliness, and unfulfilled dreams in trying times,” according to Michael Berry from 

Of Mice and Men explains what obstacles these two men go through at their new job and as their friendships blossoms into an even stronger bond. 

This novel taught me about friendship and what people sacrifice for each other in hard times. It made me look at life in a different lense.  I realized that I can be a better person to everyone around me. I am able to give the kind of love to someone just like Lennie and George gave to each other.

I now know that I want to be someone’s George.  George always looked out for Lennie and would even die for him. I want to be that to someone. I want to be able to have the guts to do anything for my dearest friends and not think twice about it. 

I would suggest this book to anyone in any walk of life. Whether you are, 10, 20, or 50 years old. I believe that anyone can find some sort of meaning and theme throughout Of Mice and Men. 

During this stage in everyone’s lives, we have lots of time on our hands and reading is just one of the big things we can do to keep our brain functioning.  Even if you don’t like reading, Of Mice And Men is a great first book to get you started. 

If you do want to read Of Mice and Men, it is available in multiple book stores such as Barnes and Noble (Barnes and Noble’s website is and it is sold on for $8.99.