The Alchemist is by Paulo Coelho. A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended read. You must read this short allegorical book. Correctly compared to The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this is the tale of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, who decides to travel to Egypt to find his treasure near the pyramids. Along the way he meets a number of strange and wonderful characters who help him fulfill his mission. The book strives to teach us about the nature of wisdom, listening to our hearts, and following our dreams. A wonderful book for young and old alike.
Ratings: 7th grade - 10 out of 10.