Written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho in 1988 The Alchemist is a fantastic book with a unique style of storytelling. The choice of words is impeccable, full of wisdom and philosophy with the theme of finding one’s destiny or purpose in life. The book was initially written and published in Portuguese. It is an international bestseller and has been translated to more than 70 languages. The story is about a Shepherd boy from Spain whose name is Santiago who keeps getting the same dream about treasures that are lying in the Pyramids of Egypt. He embarks on a journey to follow his dream after meeting an old king who offers him magic stones and advice. Santiago crosses the Mediterranean and Sahara to find his treasures in Egypt and also accomplish his personal legend which is his purpose in life. The book details his journey and the various encounters that he experiences when following his dream. Throughout the journey, Santiago meets many new people and a lot of difficulty which ultimately helps him to learn and grow the entire way.