By George Orwell
Plume: Harcourt Brace, 2003. 97 pgs. Fiction
Animal Farm is the classic book by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm where the animals decide to overthrow the oppressive humans and take control of their own farm.
I can't believe I made it to this point in my life without ever reading this novel. It is a deceptively simply story that older children can read but that also has value for adults. On the surface it is a fable but it is also an allegory of our society. My husband, son and I all read this at the same time and we have had some fascinating discussions. This is one of those great novels that speak to us today and holds many timeless truths.