Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Thursday 29 November 2007
by  Carl H
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Most teenagers do not read Charles Dickens on a regular basis, unless they are forced to by teachers or parents. While Great Expectations is a hard read, it is completely worthwhile in the end. It shows us the life of Pip the orphan and how he turns from a poor and humble child into a rich, eccentric financial advisor. While Pip is growing up, he idolizes his father but when he moves away, he slowly loses contact with his blacksmith father who eventually dies leaving Pip without a friend in the world. The book teaches us harsh life lessons and how money and power can isolate you from family and friends. I highly recommend this book to teenagers and young adults, trying to understand the world around them.