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Amos Fortune - A free man

Slavery is an important part of African and American history. Many books try to show it through biographies, autobiographies, and dramas. My second book, Amos Fortune, a free man, is about a slave who worked and then gained his freedom. This book talks about a time where black verus white tensions were high. It gives an in depth look at the relationship of that time. I try to read at least a chapter a day. This is not an AP book title but is still a good read.

Amos Fortune is about a slave named Amos who was forcibly removed from Africa and brought to America. He lost his family and his tribe. His life is relatively good and he is better off than most slaves in the Americas. Amos explains his hardships and life in America through this quote " “He said little about his dream but he nourished it in his heart as the best place for a dream to grow." This quote shows how Amos lived in America and how his heart prospered there.

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Understanding Gatsby

Reading more advanced books can strengthen the mind. Today, I am going to show you one important aspect of The Great Gatsby. It has been one of my goals to read more AP titles, such as this book.The Great Gatsbyis a harder read, but still manageable. I sometimes have to read each paragraph more than once to fully understand it. I read about 20 pages a day if I'm lucky, and around 10 usually. I am trying to read more complex that make me think more to improve my mind.

The Great Gatsby is about Nick Caraway who lives in West Egg in New York, who meets a wealthy man named Gatsby. The book talks about Daisy, his love interest and their efforts to connect with love.


My passage is:

“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” (1) In the beginning of the book, t…
The Basic Life of Taryn Abbott



About me:
My name is Taryn Abbott and I am a sophmore at Hebron High School in Dallas Texas. I really enjoy reading even though I definately don't do it enough. My reading goals are to read 10 books by June 1st, and for each of the books to be at least 150 pages long. Another goal I have for myself is to continue to read after I am out of english and get into summer. The non-fiction book I am reading for the next nine weeks is The great gatsby by John Fitzgerald. This book is on the AP-List, so I can write about it on my final exam. My other goal is to read at least 10 pages a day. I think reading is fun if you are reading a good book and it is interesting. If the book has an interesting cover I am also more inclined to read it. Recommendations are also a factor that comes in in what I decide to read. so excited for the other books im going to read!