Teen, 13 years oldWritten byZangooseMarch 11, 2013
I don't think it's worth the time.
I felt that this book focused too much on the main character having "songs" come up in his mind whenever something interesting happened and that the book had a lot of things mentioning "the gods" and whatnot. The ending is also disappointing.
It really just dragged on in my opinion. Normally you can't drag me out of a book once I've started it, but I had to use sheer willpower to get through it instead of any enjoyment. Would not recommend.
Just okay. I read it online, which could have been part of the problem, but I found it difficult to stay focused. It was more of a long fable than a book or story. I also didn't notice that someone had died until a few pages later. Whoops.
Teen, 17 years oldWritten byabbacusJanuary 16, 2013
I read The Pearl for English class and I really liked it! Steinbeck is an amazing author! I love his writing style. The main characters in this book are Kino, his wife Juana, and their baby. He does an amazing job at portraying them as a loving couple and seeing how well they communicate with each other without much dialogue. The story was kind of short and I wish it would have been longer. About a year ago I tried to read The Grapes of Wrath and barely got into it. But now I'm thinking I might go back and try reading it again. Awesome classic book from a timeless author!!!!
I feel it is a great book but be prepared for a few people get killed. I baby gets shot in the end and Kino kills 2 men. It's great educational book. Does talk about Magic, Evil, Charms, Spells. So if you would not like your kid read that I suggest talking to the teacher.
Teen, 13 years oldWritten bySalty_IceAugust 24, 2017
A true classic.
Steinbeck,as well all know is an author with multiple classics under his belt. The Pearl, being no exception is truly wonderful. While being filled to the brim with figurative language, and mature themes it comes to no surprise this is a popular choice among many readers! Please read this book if you haven't! (P.S Kids, don't complain about pacing till War and Peace!)
Teen, 13 years oldWritten byJoe-DanielAugust 5, 2017
It's like reading any other book from its time.
I had to do this for a lesson even though i know how to read. This book is very similar in plot to many books: They have quarrel with something/someone. They are willing to kill/turn in. They have a deep connection. The book was very boring but i could easily organize myself to read it. There were stupid scenes. Like him opening his mouth or his teeth filled with rage. It sounded like someone of my age group wrote it. But you got to do what you got to do.