An old classic, Of Mice and Men recounts the sad tale of a friendship between two men, George and Lennie. Although it is a short book, this novel will keep you at the edge of your seat despite its simplicity. Of Mice and Men is one of the few sad books that I like, just because of the messages and themes portrayed in the book. Even if you're not analyzing the brains out of this book in English class, this is still an enigmatic and enjoyable read. As the language and length of the book are short and simple, anyone can read this. However, there is some profanity and slightly vulgar references in this book, which is why I suggest at least 8th grade and up.