Sharon Draper's Copper Sun
Review By: Khaila Moss
The book first takes place in a small village in Africa called Ziavi. Ziavi is flat with "rusty brown dirt" and surrounded with mago trees. Amari lives there with her mother (Esi), Father (Komla), and brother (Kwasi). Later on in the book Amari and the other slaves are shipped to Charles Town. Charles Town is on the beach and is very rocky. Charles Town is lined with tall buildings and the streets are full of faces. Amari is then sold at auction to Mr.Derby. Amari meets a girl named Polly who is an indentured servant to Mr.Derby.
In my opinion Copper Sun is a really interesting book. Copper Sun is very descriptive and never leaves me guessing. The book is also intense and riveting. Sharon Draper does a great job with pulling emotions out in the reader. I would suggest this book to all ages. Especially to readers who like intense action. The book constantly keeps you on edge especially during the first few chapters.
Sold at auction
Amari is being sold at auction in Charles town, SC. She is sold tho the highest bidder, who happens to be Mr.Derby.
Amari"s home land is Ziavi. She and her family live here. Her father is one of the village elders. Ziavi is small and very and connected.
Amari is 15 years old and she is soon to wed Besa. Her and Besa are in love and can't wait for what's to come.