Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Pearl, by John Steinbeck

What would you do if you had a large pearl worth millions? In The Pearl by John Steinbeck, a pearl divers child is bitten by a snake and the only doctor refuses to help as how poor he is. This suddenly changes when he starts looking for pearls. He finds the biggest pearl the world has ever seen, but turns selfish and keeps it for himself. However, many people want it, so badly, that they would kill for it. Watch as he struggles to keep his family safe from trackers, and from the pearls evil influence.

My opinion on this book is that it offers you the hardships that Mexican people faced back then when the Spanish people took over. If your looking for a novella that is classic, this book is just that. In the end, it was really sad and can make you think the endings really unfair. I won't tell you, but the only way you will find it is by reading it. 

Reviewed by Ray B., grade 9
Montrose Library

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In The Pearl by John Steinbeck Kino is a poor diver who lives in the small town of La Paz with his wife, Juana, and his baby son Coyotito. Coyotito gets a serious injury and is taken to the town doctor, but since they are poor, he does not get any treatment. Kino decides that he will go diving and after the diving is done, he finds a huge pearl. The pearl brings on much misfortune to the family and causes more problems than it solves. The book gets you to see how one simple object changes everyone and everything around it.

I was honestly really disappointed with The Pearl, I expected much more from it because I heard the author was really good. But the book was pretty boring like I barley got myself to finish the book even though its short. It has too much description that just stretched out and made it hard to get through or want to get through. Overall though, I liked the book for the moral and all the little lessons it teaches you because it just comes to show that money isn’t everything and I think people tend to forget that a lot so it’s important.

Reviewed by Nayri T., grade 10
Casa Verdugo Library