Parman Teen Book Review: “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas

countAlthough The Count of Monte Cristo does tend to be a  longer read, which often discourages teens from reading, the book is so interesting that it makes up for its length. The Count of Monte Cristo is a suspenseful novel that tells the story of Edmond Dantés, a young sailor who is about to be promoted to the position of captain and marry the love of his life, Mercédès. However, several jealous others plot against Dantés and incarcerate him for a crime that he did not commit: aligning with the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte. Most of the novel follows what happens to Dantés leads after he comes out of jail; his love has married another man, which causes him to seek a life of vengeance in which he ruins the lives of those who have wronged him. The Count of Monte Cristo was a really great read, but it has too many characters in it, and it may be a little difficult to keep up with all of them.

~Niraja, 16 Parman TLLC

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