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The Alchemist is an amazing book; you must read it
on September 17, 2014
The Alchemist is an amazing book; you must read it. However, I strongly recommend that one reads the normal version, because without the illustrations I think the story is much more personal and much more powerful.
If this book is going to be read by someone who struggles to read or is just learning, by all means, go for this version.