The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John
THE VIKING PRESS 1939
Review by: Nick

The Grapes of Wrath is a very intresting and unique book. It gives the story and plot ofthe book from a different perspective. In this case it comes from the Joads. The Joads are a family coming from Sallisaw, Oklahoma. During the Great Depression, the Joads as well as many other families try to move to California. Back in that time, California was "The Promised Land" so to speak. People from the east heard all kinds of stories about how California was so good and such a great place to live. Well, these stories were wrong. To be honest with you, it sounded like a living hell, and the trip over was terrible. Lives were lost, and many were left sick and injured. This took a horrible amount of time to recover the loss of loved ones. "The Grapes of Wrath" are refered to as a bad time, and of suffering. This book truely was sufering.

Best quotes:
P.212 "Clean as you're gonna find in this god-forsaken country."
P.344 "You wan' tah get ast' to eat, huh?"

Personally, I thought the book was pretty good. It was very strong in content and semi-factual. When they were referring to the harsher times of the trip, I felt like I was there suffering with them. This book was also very "deep". There were references to actual things and events of that time. I really enjoyed the book, and if you like fiction-factual books about the Great Depression, then you will like this one.

Star Rating (Out of Four):starstarstar
It could have been easier to understand.

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