The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a life changing piece of literature that perfectly chronicles a life journey so inspiring that I still reread certain parts, especially when facing a challenge. One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from this book and it goes as follows "when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." In addition, the author uses nature as a point of reference to tell a story of believing in your ability and dreams in the most vivid descriptions. This book will uplift and awaken a new sense of self determination in the reader, imparting newfound wisdom that will stick with the reader for many years to come. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone in need of a little pick me up inspiration to follow their dreams and be the best person you can be. Perhaps the most important message I received from reading this marvelous piece of literature was to live your life to the fullest of your dreams. Never Settle.