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Panther Reads

“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
Clio Long
Sophomore Henry Long reads “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. Coelho has won 29 awards and has written 33 books. His most famous work, “The Alchemist,” has been sold internationally and published in over 80 languages.

Sophomore Henry Long recently finished reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.

“I like this book specifically because it was about trusting the universe,”  Long said. “Whenever you work hard for something, it will come to you.”

The novel is about the narrator, a young Andalusian shepherd, and his journey to find treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. Along the way he finds love, mentorships, and the importance of himself. “The Alchemist” is an allegorical, fiction book.

“I found [the book] through a friend who enjoyed this book and recommended it to me,” Long said.

Paulo Coelho has 33 published books. He has won 29 awards, four of which have gone to “The Alchemist.” Paulo is also a lyricist. He is most known for his international selling of “The Alchemist.”

“I would definitely recommend this book to other readers,” Long said. “I think that you can interpret it how you want.”

The overall theme or message of “The Alchemist” is the individual pursuit of happiness and the importance of finding that. The novel also focuses on following your passions.

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Clio Long, Staff Writer
Freshman 1st year with The Prowler   This year I am interested in working in the sports, op-ed, and features sections of The Prowler. I am also on the Starr’s Mill softball team. I moved to Peachtree City in the first semester of my 8th grade year. I am excited to be working on The Prowler this year!

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