Author: Charles Dickens
My rating on a 1 – 10 scale: 7
Time Period: Mid-1800′s
Main Characters: Oliver Twist, Fagin
My Review: I enjoyed reading Oliver Twist for the Charles Dickens Reading Challenge. Oliver Twist is a young orphan who, after running away from his cruel master finds himself in London. He is taken in by a pack of thieves who try to make him steal. But Oliver refuses to do their bidding…This story of good triumphing over evil makes for a fascinating read.
My overall opinion: I was surprised at how easy Oliver Twist was to understand. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it but for one thing…Charles Dickens seems quite anti-Jewish and constantly referred to Fagin as ‘the Jew’. But other than that, it was an interesting read.