Hi all! I LOVE book recommendations!…so when my good friend suggested I read Twelve Years a Slave, I got right to it. (By the way, it’s available on Google Books.)
I liked this book simply for the historical aspect. In the back of my mind (the very back)….I knew there were some free black men and women who were kidnapped and sold into slavery, but reading this book brought me a NEW awareness of this despicable-ness. What an awful, awful injustice! It was bad enough, in that day and age to have slavery – but to purposefully inflict it on legally free men and women was so, so wrong!
It is just sooooo hard to imagine people’s thought processes of the 1800’s! It makes me wonder what laws are on our books and what we are doing today that, in a hundred years from now, will be looked on with disbelief!
There is also a movie coming out, based on the book. I think it’s rated R, so I’ll probably pass on seeing it, but read the book! (If you already have, let me know what you think!) I thought the beginning and the end were excellent…the middle was a little slow though. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Have a great day! Read or DO or learn something NEW!