It was in my literature class that when I first read animal farm.

I learnt a lot, from animal farm. I learnt the idea of propaganda, the meaning of a utopia, and things like metaphors and irony. it not only presents me with great vocab but most of all, themes like dictatorship and totalitarianism that would be important to me throughout my University life.

I also find myself growing increasingly interested in history (particularly war) and politics nowadays. Blogging about a book review from my high school class is the last thing I’ve imagined myself to do, but I’m so glad I decided to pick this book up and re-read it all over again.

I first read it when I was 14, and under the pressure of exams and deadlines based on this book, was unable to appreciate it. There were some political concepts I was too young to grasp, or maybe too dumb hahah. Now I could appreciate it so much better.