We have just recently finished up reading the book 12 Years A Slave, and I thought it was about time I wrote about it. I’m not going to lie it wasn’t my favorite book of all time, or by far the most interesting, but it was very eye opening. You hear about slavery in school, but you never really go into the gruesome details about how badly some of these people were treated. It’s really shocking actually to see how a person can be so unexpectedly torn from his family and thrown into a new life full of hardships, labor, and cruel treatment for 12 whole years. I will never understand why people thought it was okay to degrade and undermine a whole population of human beings, just like themselves, because of the color of their skin. I’m a little nervous to watch the movie because I know it will make me very emotional and honestly be a little hard to watch.