This is a book about two characters: George and Lennie. They are dirt poor and dream they will have their own land one day. Eventually, they find work in Salinas Valley in California, but Lennie unintentionally turns their struggling and survival into something which spins out of control. The novel speaks to the poor, to those on the outside, to the lonely. It is a hugely popular classic and has been turned into a stage play and film more than once or twice.
What I loved about this book was how it got straight to the heart of the story. That it was about struggle and hardship, but the humanity in both main characters shone above everything else. And how it highlighted in such a poignant way how life really isn't fair. But friendship is all. Highly recommend.