Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is about Pip, an orphan boy who has been raised by his sister. Instead of being apprenticed as a blacksmith to his brother-in-law, Pip dreams of becoming a true gentleman. When a strange sequence of events lands Pip with a fortune, will Pip be able to make his dream a reality?
Overall, my great expectations of this book were disappointed. The beginning was promising and the story itself could have been exciting, but Charles Dickens completely ruined it. The narration was dull and flat, and the same descriptions were reiterated over and over again. I also found that the morals and themes were painfully obvious and clichéd. I would definitely not reread this book or recommend it to anybody.
by Monika Williams