The story started of fairly simple but grew in overcomplexity the further into the story I read. At times it felt like the author complicated things needless and I have to admit at one point in time the main character stopped making sense and it took awhile for me to pick up the plot line and make sense of the story line.
In case you haven’t caught on yet, Happy April Fool’s Day! While growing up we were always entertained watching my parents try to out do each other harmlessly for the holiday. I still think my mother won the year she convinced my father she was pregnant for the sixth time (she wasn’t really but she had him worried and convinced).
I hope your day is filled with laughter and joy!
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss is about a boy that represents the common man. He travels many places with ups and downs along the way. As the young man travels, he faces many trials and choices to make. Down which path should he travel? Which street should he take? In the beginning of his journey, the author expresses how the young man has brains in his head and shoes on his feet. The young man travels to wide open spaces and many adventures befall him along his adventure. He joins a party of balloon fliers and soon takes the lead, but then his balloon latches onto a tree and he crashes into a not as friendly of a place. He gets mixed up with an army of clones soon after. Will he be able to escape?
I really thought this book by Dr. Seuss was completely unrealistic. How can anyone possibly believe that everyone will go to great places? The ratio of happy pages to depressing ones was quite astounding but not in a good way. There were only ten pages with happy images as opposed to the thirteen pages that represented the common man facing up to horrible fears or loneliness. I believe this book as a whole gives unrealistic expectations for the youth of today to live up to. Who can really be sure that everyone will succeed 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed? How does the author really know that the common man has brains in his head? Or better yet, how does this so called “Doctor” know that the common man has shoes on his feet? Some people prefer not to wear shoes and some can’t afford shoes, so this imposter calling himself a doctor has possibly embarrassed many of the poor common people from today’s society. Overall I thought this book was too long, too depressing, and much too unrealistic for the world in this day and age. Oh, and if you didn’t already figure it out, this book review is totally and completely fictitious. April Fool’s Day!!!
Title: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Author: Dr. Seuss
Page Nos.: 56
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: January 1990
Available for purchase: Amazon