This book is about a boy named Santiago, a simple shepherd in Spain. Santiago has always dreamed of traveling throughout Europe and Africa. After a dream of treasure in the Egyptian desert, Santiago finally sets out to travel. He goes all the way to Tangier markets and the deserts of Africa, where Santiago meets an alchemist.
During all of Santiago's roaming through the continent he learns many life lessons, the most important of which is treasure lives at home.
This book was very inspirational with lots of meaning and morals. The time period was fascinating to learn about and the characters were intriguing and each new person had a new discovery. I really hope you try this book, because I guarantee that you will learn something. I hope to see you back on Wednesday!