A Reader posted a review at 2009-01-28 05:40:03.
The first "C" that I ever got was in Mr. Larson's seventh grade English class and it was over "Animal Farm". Up to then every grade was an "A" or a "B". I argued with him until I was blue in the face that I understood that it was all about animals acting like people on a farm... then he mentioned socialism, the USSR, and dictators. I had read it but did not understand the true meanings hidden within the pages. Now, I will read this book about every three years and it becomes more and more clear about the idealism of good intentions quashed in what was supposed to be a utopia. After each reading my friends and family would say that I act like a jerk since I am sooo peeved at communism and the USSR. It is a life lesson that the world should never forget since so many lives were needlessly lost in its dehumanizing society.