Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cycle 9 Bookjacket for 'Copper Sun'

Copper Sun Bookjacket

By: Lacy Reed

My group and I have just recently finished reading "Copper Sun". This book is about a African American girl whose village gets attacked and only the children able to work and do manual labor was aloud to live and taken as prisoners. This is amazing but as you well known the slave trade is very lugubrious. You follow your life story up to the point to where she either gets away, dies, or has to be a slave for her entire life. You feel like your actually there through all the horrid things that Amari has to live through. Things that would probably kill most of us. The bellicose slave masters whipping their slaves just because they dropped his drink. Obviously being imported from Africa you wouldn't know very much English so Amari isn't loquacious at all. Ask yourself could you live being constantly jejune? How about the beatings from your masters? The vulgar happenings on the months and months across the sea? Amari was determined to survive. You should read this book because it gives you a whole new perspective on life itself. Or at least it did us.

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