The gift of the magi by O. Henry is a fiction book about two people who give up there most prized possessions to get something for the person that they loved the most. I found that the book made me think about sacrifice. In the book the author is trying tell you that people can be blinded by there love. When they get blinded they often loose sight of what is important, such as there hair and the watch which were both lost due to love. The book starts with the woman trying to think of something that she can get her husband for christmas and she goes shopping. When she goes shopping the first thing she does is sell her hair so that she can get 20 dollars to buy something more substantial. When she finds what she is looking for she goes home and waits for her husband to arrive. When he does they find out that they both bought something for something that they lost. I found the book kind of dull because I have read the book before and did not find much if any new thoughts popped in to my head. I did find that the book was kind of boring and did not have much content that interested me. I felt as thought the book could have been a bit shorter and a lot more to the point. I found that the book was a bit word in spots and a bit long. I would recommend this book to some one who has not already read the book, but if you have I would recommend that you don't read it again.