“Oh, The Places You’ll Go”, is a journey of a boy who is referred to as ‘you’, who embarks on the way to find his place in the world. The reader is able to identify with the character as he goes along his journey.
The journey when life begins can be one full of challenges and decisions. This book through its colourful illustrations comes to life and makes the reader think of their own place in their own life. The line, “Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed (98.3/4% guaranteed.) is one that stands out for me. It reminds me every time I read this book, that success is attainable no matter what the challenge.
In the book, “you” will come to a place where “you” will have two paths to take, which one will “you” take? Then “you” comes to a waiting place, here everyone is waiting either for a bus or a phone call. The waiting will end and “you” will get that bus or that call.
The book goes on to end on a happy, open ended note which leaves the reader feeling positive and uplifted. Although published in the year 1990, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” grosses high sales in the United States and Canada every year during graduation season as college and high school students embark on their journey in real world. It’s a meaningful read for all and a must read for anyone looking for a positive outlook on life.