We meet George and simple-minded Lennie as they search for work, and eventually find it on a ranch in California’s Salina’s Valley. The book takes the reader on a powerful journey that follows the devoted friendship, and brotherhood, between the two men as they work towards owning their own piece of land; the great American Dream. We fall in love with kind-hearted Lennie, only to see him fall victim to misunderstanding, feelings of jealousy, and, ultimately, his own strength. The ending, while I won’t ruin it, will break your heart. It’s the best type of read.