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11/16/17: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

In the non-fiction autobiography Born A Crime, Noah pulls us into his life both during and post-apartheid. Even though the apartheid isn't a comedic event in anyway possible, hearing about it first hand from Noah (who is a comedian), adds not only entertainment, but provides a comedic relief as well. This is my first non-fiction book that I've read this year (well the first one I've enjoyed) and while reading this book, I've become more aware of how I am seen in the face of a society that still embraces racism. Not only am I halfway through the book, I've gotten to the point where I get upset to put the book down. Only 170 more pages to go. Born to an African woman and a Swiss-German man, Noah was, as the title informs, born a crime. In the beginning of the book, Noah quotes a law that was established during the apartheid, entitled: The Immorality Act. This act was established in order to "prohibit illicit carnal intercourse between Europeans and natives and ot…

10/17/17: New Environments, Better People

In the first book of the Internal Devices series, Clockwork Angel, Tessa faces the challenge of moving to a new country, and although she's moving to make a better life for herself, Tessa is still unaware of the life changing events she is sailing to. This will be the last blog that I will be posting about a fiction book for a while, even though I am (and will always be) obsessed with the fictional characters and the unfortunate reality that these characters will never be real. I've come to the inevitable conclusion that fiction just feeds my inner (and outer) hopeless romantic. I still haven't finished the book yet, due to the fact that the book was a little slow in the beginning, it read 14 pages in 2 days combined, but during SSR (Silent Sustained Reading) I got through about 30 something pages, and that was in the twenty minutes I was given at the beginning of class.

In the beginning of the book, Tessa had just left New York Harbor and had come upon shore in England...…

9/15/17: Would you wait?

In the book November 9by Colleen Hoover,the topic of self esteem and how tragic events can play a huge role in decision making makes this book more relatable  to a young adult audience. This book is without a doubt young adult romance, which is not unusual given my history of books, and even though it is cliche, this was one of the best books I’ve ever read. I am a sucker for a hopeless romance book, and this gave me everything that I wanted: longing, angst, and just a touch of humor. I ordered this book on the 16th and I have only 90 pages left out of the 536 I started with. It would’ve taken me a shorter time, but this is my second time diving into this book so I know what’s gonna happen.
      In the beginning of the book, Hoover gives a brief, yet detailed, explanation of the importance of the day (and title) November 9. It is all together an anniversary of the fire that caused both the main characters scars, both mentally and physically. It isn’t until these two characters…

5/12/17: Love, Chage, and Heroes (AP Title: Don Quijote de La Mancha)

In Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel Cervantes, the notion that  Love makes us do crazy things takes on a new form . Don Quixote, or Quijote in the Spanish language, is determined to be a knight-errant and he will defeat anyone who stands in his way of showing his worthiness to his True Love and princess, Dulcinea del Toboso.  Quixote's plan took a detour as his mission continued on. He believed that everything he was doing was good as long as he did it in the name of Dulcinea del Toboso and that's what we as people (not just characters from a story) do often. We make our statements as a testament to the good that we hope and wish we could do, but we make excuses for our fantasies and wrong doings a long the way and we blame Love for our mistakes. We give love a bad name. We chase crazy fantasies and try to prove ourselves worthy of a good cause because we want to be more than a generalization, we want to be extravagant, an anomaly. We feel as if we prove ourselves then the m…

4/23/17: El año en que nos desbaratamos

I finished my book, finally. I mean it didn't take me that long to read it (it literally took me a week) and I really enjoyed this book, but I'm glad that its over and I can move on to another one. This is the sixth book that I've read this year, and I'm a tad disappointed because by now I could have read eight books, but it's okay, at least I'm still on track with my books. By the next entry hopefully I will be finished with both my AP Title and this book.

As of now, I have begun to readThe Year We Fell Apartby Emily Martin. It's a very interesting book. And as always, I've chosen a romance (So predictable). I feel like this book is gonna be a little bit more than a romance this time, like yeah the main character is in love with her best friend, but there's also something weird going on with her family and she's dealing with it in a...not so good way. This is in no way a spoiler, but it does give you a tad of incite before reading the book. Her…

4/7/17: Life Reading Goal

Hello, my name is Eboni Wescott. I am a sophomore at Hebron High School. Fredrick Douglas once stated that "Once you learn you will be forever free" and I really do agree with this quote because it explains the main reason why I read. I love reading because I feel like I can escape to another place and look into their lives and see their point of view. It isn't always that fun being Eboni, so escaping to someone else's world no matter if it's 5 minutes or 50, it's freeing. Ever since I was in kindergarten the library used to be my favorite place. Whenever we would go during class time, I would always be the first in line and when I returned I would have at least 5 books with me. Now that I am older I am still the exact same way. Reading is as much of a part of me as my heart.

My goal to read this year is about 6 to 7 books, if not more. I've already gone through about 4 books and I'm on my 5th one now titled Emmy and Oliver. I've delved into a lo…