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I Know WhyThe Caged Bird Sings
"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" By: Maya Angelou ? When I started reading I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, I thought that it was a little boring at first but I thought that it was about a young African-American girl who tells her troubles in life as she grows up. ? I changed my mind about my thoughts on this book because I started reading it more I began to like it better and I was more into the book. ? My favorite part of the book was when Maya started to open up to the world again and began by doing so by talking to Mrs. Bertha Flowers. ? I was confused by why Margaret and Bailey were sent back to stamps after the incident, with Marguerite being raped, with Mr. Freeman. Because if their parents loved them and could now afford to support them why couldn't they now stay with them? ? I was surprised when Mr. Freeman had began to sexually abuse and rape Maya because I didn't think that he would do such a thing to his girlfriends daughter, and who would have thought that he'd be such a cruel person to do that to a young helpless girl that didn't know right from wrong at the time. ? I predict that Maya will finally fully overcome her rape and live a better life. ? I liked the way the writer put a lot of emotions into her writing because it tells a lot about the character and how the character feels. ? I didn't like that Marguerite and Bailey were sent to Momma's because their parents couldn't take care of them because children should feel loved and wanted by their parents and a real family should stick together through thick and thin no matter what. ? If I wrote this book I would change the way that Bailey became distant from Maya because they had such a special bond, and a bond like that between brother and sister shouldn't have deteriorated like that. ? This book reminded me of a scared and lonely, helpless child who was raped by someone she trusted and didn't know that it was wrong at the time. ? I would like to read another book by this writer because she deals with many things that our true and real in our society. ? I would recommend this book to a friend because it's a good book to read to understand what rape can do to a young child both emotionally and physically, which doesn't just happen to young children but to teenagers and adults also. ? This book made me feel sorry for Maya for the hardships she went through going up especially being raped and not knowing what to do about it at all. ? This book made me think a lot about racism, sexual abuse and rape of a young girl, and the strong beliefs in Christianity in African-American life. ? This book made me realize that rape has a major effect on a young girl and it then leads the person into a different life then they would have. Also, that racism was a lot different and harder to deal with then. ? While I was reading I pictured a young African-American girl who was raped and decided to shut the world out of her life but to later grow and let the world back in her life and start to be happy again. ? The most important thing about this book is that it tells about how rape to a young child can affect their life. ? I'd like to tell the writer that she did a very good job in writing this book and that I admire her for writing about her life and the hardships she's gone through. ? I'd like to ask the writer what happened to her and her son later on in life. And did it help a lot more to tell your story to others and get your feelings out about your hardships. ? If I were Momma, I wouldn't have let Maya go back to visit her mother because I would have been a little scared that the same incident as last time would have happened, even though Mr. Freeman is
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