CPL T*****, ***** *
SEPT 12 2015
Who Moved My Cheese
AUTHOR: SPENCER JOHNSON
PUBLISHER: G.P.PUTNAM'S SONS 1998
I, Cpl T***** will be reviewing the wonderful book by the name of "WHO MOVED MY CHEESE" by SPENCER JOHNSON. Having previously read this book in the 9th grade I can honestly say the book has a different meaning and impact on my life than it did back then. Way back in 2007 when I first did my report on this book, I didn’t understand a lot that was going on, nor did I want to. I was 16 and had my whole life figured out and even though I was never spoiled by my parents, I was definitely spoiled by an easy life. I gaffed off the book report, and as I have done so many times before, did just enough to get by, I allowed myself to get stuck in a terrible, monotonous cycle; wake up, show up, squeeze by, leave. Now these are supposed to be the best years of my life, the best time to make friends, learn hobbies, and above all to try different things and fail at them. Alas, 16 year old Adam Thomas didn't want that, especially not failure, for failure was for losers, the ones who were incapable of winning, which I had become so accustomed to doing. Whether it was winning on the football field, the running track, that video game, and yes even the "winning" I was doing by half-assing a book report that got me a B. I bring all of this up for a very good reason, for this amazing book provided a blue print for my escape from this path to average, the path of doing just enough; and I didn’t even see it. I wasn’t forced to look below the surface of Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw, the four main characters in this book, who just so happen to be mice. I thought it was comical and beneath me to read such a childish book about mice and cheese, for I was 16 and invincible and I had it all figured out, what could these four ridiculously named mice have to teach me?
First I would like to explain the setting of the book a little bit. Other than the four main...