The novel, The Alchemist, by Paul Coelo, is a novel about the journey of a young boy and his Self-discovery of who he really is, and is a tale about the young boy named Santiago who is on a journey to find a large amount of treasure that is hidden from him. He learns a lot about himself and meets some interesting people who help truly understand his journey and what his goals in life are. I thought that this book was extremely interesting and it covered a lot of excellent and relavant topics such as goals and “personal journey.” I think that this book dragged on a bit in the middle but was very well paced and was filled with excellent characters. It also had a lot of minority representation and took the reader to a variety of different locales. I would rate this book 12+ because of some violence and language.