My Favorite Book


For the third unit in my 9th grade English class, we were asked to write a composition about our favorite book. This was an easy task for me since reading is one of my hobbies. I have read many books, but there is one in particular that stands out to me. This book is “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.


“The Alchemist” is a novel about a young shepherd named Santiago who follows his dream to find treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. On his journey, he meets various people who teach him valuable lessons, including the importance of following one’s heart and recognizing omens from the universe. The story is full of symbolism and spiritual wisdom that inspire readers to pursue their own personal legends.

Why I Love It

What I love about “The Alchemist” is how it encourages readers to follow their dreams and trust the journey, no matter how difficult it may seem. The book also emphasizes the power of the universe and how everything is connected. The writing style is simple yet profound, making it easy to absorb the lessons and apply them to one’s own life.


Overall, “The Alchemist” is a book that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for inspiration or guidance in their personal pursuits. It is a timeless classic that offers valuable lessons to readers of all ages. I am grateful to have stumbled upon this book and I plan on rereading it many times in the future.