On Kumalo's Mountain
Being on top of Kumalo's Mountain was inspiring. There was such a peaceful feeling standing there, looking over the Carisbrooke School. Being on top of the mountain, I thought a lot of Cry, the Beloved Country. Kumalo's Mountain was such a significant part of the book—I thought of Kumalo at the end and his courage. I thought of Jarvis's grandson—the light shining in the darkness. The boy represented hope—a dying of the old yet a birth to a new beginning. I loved this reference to the light because it could be applied to our own personal lives, too.

Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean was something exotic, new and adventurous! I knew that I wanted to plunge myself fully into the water—and that's exactly what I did! The water was surprisingly warm and beautiful. I was surprised when I got stung by a jellyfish, but it only added to the adventure.


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