Animal Farm ~Book Review~

Welcome to the second review on my classical to-be-read list!! If you haven’t seen my list, check it out here: Classics TBR. And check out my first review here: The Alchemist.

animal farm

Animal Farm

By: George Orwell

Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Slightly Tainted (No curse words. Topics to consider: drinking, blood, suicide, murder, and death.)

4.5 Stars

What an interesting book! Animal Farm is a political satire that focuses on Communism, rebellion, and injustice. If a child picked it up, they would just see a story about some pigs that are big bullies (and murderers…), but an adult can get much more out of the story.

The rebellion part of the book reminded me so much of Rise of the Planet of the Apes! It also made me want to go vegan… I think it was a very, very bold book for its time.

I got a lot of good points out of this story. The main lesson at first was that working together works. Then it morphed into a warning about how the smarter take advantage of the dumber and less fortunate. It’s easy for people you trust to trick you. It told how one movement sparks another and how power can change people. Animal Farm definitely showed that it’s pretty easy to become the thing you hate the most.


Man is the only real enemy we have.

~George Orwell 🐖

12 thoughts on “Animal Farm ~Book Review~

  1. This book. As someone who has relatives that lived and died in the Soviet Union, I find this book to be a fascinating look at how something like the Soviet Union came to be. I also like the fable-format. It’s one of the few stories that, even though it has animals as the main characters, is NOT really meant for kids.

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  2. I remember reading this book for school when I was a bit younger. We picked the whole thing apart but I don’t think I appreciated it as much back then, and the points it makes. I definitely remember some quotes from it! It’s been drilled into me.

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  3. I read this in high school as part of our government class. It is very interesting and has tons of metaphors which I’m a fan of. But it’s still on my list of most disturbing books I’ve ever read. Still, I think it would be beneficial for other people to read in school as well because it did so clearly show what happens in a socialistic society. Plus I think it shows quite well that good changes seldom start with the government and then come down to the people — positive change normally has to start with the people and work its way up; this book shows that like no other.

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