Dec 15 2011
Copper Sun Reading Response
So far, this book has been the most intense, graphic, and exciting writing piece I have ever read as a Literature Circle Book. When I got into reading it, the book became hard to put down. The series of events that Amari encounters are sometimes very shocking and suprisingly very cruel. I had learned about the mistreatment of slaves in elementary school, but I could never had imagined that slaves were treated like savages and animals. I think the thing that most suprised me when finishing the book was how Amari had changed and matured physically, mentally, and emotionally. In the first few chapters the murder of Amari’s tribe seemed to happen all too fast, and I was not surprised by the amount of sorrow and heaviness in her tears and mourning. But, as the story progresses, Amari changes from a careless, head-over-heels in love village girl, into a sniveling, scared girl, and then into a hardened, brave, and determined young woman.
This book is also about moving forward. Sometimes, we should focus on the path that lies ahead of us instead of the path we had already taken. All that matters is the present ,and the future that follows soon after. Amari had to let go of her horrible memory of the death of her village and concentrate on regaining her freedom by getting to San Mose. She also had to take care of Polly and Tidbit, and she didn’t have time to think about the past.