Of all the works that we read, the one that stands out the most is "The Bastard of Istanbul." I loved this piece because Zehila was so fierce and strong; she went against the norms of her society without shame. She did this without holding back. I loved her character; she came across very strong and independent, as well as stubborn and fierce. I loved her attitude and how she did everything so fearlessly. I really admired her for that, and even more for being scared, yet still having the courage to do exactly what she did.
I realized that I enjoyed reading things I could relate to, because it made it more real for me. I was able to put myself into the characters shoes and see it through their eyes, rather than having to try and imagine what it would be like to live so-and-so's life. It's also easier to empathize with the characters if I'm able to understand what they're experiencing. Overall, I enjoyed many of the works we read.