Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Posted By on January 9, 2012

The AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

My whole family enjoyed this book. It’s filled with adventure, philosophy and thought provoking life questions that interest the child and parent. What is a “personal legend”? How does the world conspire to fulfill our desires? We follow a boy on his journey to answer these questions, find love, treasure, connect with nature and himself.

The Alchemist has inspired changes in my life the way self-help authors and teachers have done but with a little something extra: an exquisite story that also fascinates my children. I would recommend it to children and grownups who wonder, what am I here?

For those who don’t like to read translations, learn to read Spanish or listen to the book instead, it’s very well done, skillfully read in English by Jeremy Irons.

About The Author

I am a Chinese-American mother of three boys, parenting with the traditions worth keeping from the East and West. I continue to learn new ways of raising a family and myself.


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