I'm glad I didn't read this in school,
This review is from: Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Paperback)It wasn't part of the suggested curriculum and I can see why. It's quite depressing! I know I wouldn't have understood it when I was younger, nor appreciated it as much as I have by reading it now.
Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this book. It comes in the form of a simple story and provides a history lesson and a different (albeit anti-Communism) view point. Definitely an eye-opener, from the POV of the commoners. My partner tells me there was a cartoon based on this, and I would've loved to have seen it.