Review: Oliver Twist

Oliver TwistMy rating: 3 of 5 stars

I only read Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens once, back in 6th grade when I was about 12 years old. It was one of the classic books I’d received as a Christmas present, and I loved Dickens’ other children’s stories, so I had to read this one. It’s much more harsh tho, and might be a little difficult for a 12 year old to take in without having a better picture of the world. It’s one of those books nagging at the back of my mind… “Please re-read me. I bet you’ll like me a whole lot more.” And it’s probably true… so perhaps I can find some time to squeeze this one in for the year. I while read a lot of older books, I should throw in a “classic” or “pre-19th century” book every ten books or so… just to keep me ed-u-ma-ca-ted.

Several key things about the book to help you decide if you want to read it:

1. The catch phrase: can I have so more, may I have another please…

2. Commentary about life being poor

3. Written in 1838… almost 200 years old!

4. A happy ending

Not a spoiler: I’m just saying… we all die sometime, right?

5. Adventure for a young adult / kid

6. Truly understanding what an orphan meant — they have scissors for hands, right?

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