Pierre Anthon is a teenager who thinks that nothing matters in the world so there’s nothing worth doing. He quits school and he climbs a plum.
His classmates disagree with him and they decide to prove him that there are many important things that give sense to our present or future lives, so they give up something very important to each one of them and they create a “heap of meaning”. But the intensity of the important things gets bigger and bigger creating tension among the kids.
One of my cousins recommended this book to me. Thanks cousin!
This is a book that makes you think while you’re reading it and at the end you continue thinking of it making you want to discuss it with someone. I had really good conversations about this book and its topics. It’s an intense story with cruel moments.
I disagreed, in some parts, with Pierre Anthon. I believe that we must enjoy our life and, though, everything has an end and our actions may not transcend our life, we must not climb a plum and think that nothing matters, because it matters, there are things that matter to us and, perhaps, to someone close to us.
Nevertheless, I agreed with him when he told his classmates that selling the”heap of meaning” meant that it wasn’t very important for them, despite the fact that some of them gave very intimate things or something that endangered them or other beings.
Well, I liked reading such topics written in a pleasant, clear and interesting way. It’s a very good short book. And it’s great that it makes people think about their lives and their meanings.
You must read it.