Title: Sophie’s World
Author: Gaarder, Jostein
Publisher: Phoenix House, London
Sophie’s World is a novel intended for young people in which the protagonist undergoes a course in the history of western philosophy. The book acts as an excellent introduction to philosophy. Different areas in the history of philosophy are explored and the results applied to the characters life. The interesting ficticious story holds its own very philisophical theme and readers are eager to read both the fiction and non-fiction portions of the novel to see how it develops as a whole.