Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell
Reviewer's Age: Grade 10

Animal Farm is a book written by George Orwell. This book is easily the most famous work of political allegory ever written. The animals take over a farm, and everything is wonderful for a while, until the pigs get out of hand. It is a brilliant description of what happens when a revolution goes astray. Allegory is hard to do gracefully, but Orwell manages it superbly. While true appreciation of Animal Farm requires an understanding of the history of the Russian revolution, those without it still get the point. Animal Farm can even be appreciated as a story by children with no understanding of the political message at all.