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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
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May 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: required-reading, historical-fiction
Read from April 06 to May 16, 2011

Wow. Just, uh, woah.
I can't help but be surprised at the power inside a group of women working together for something they believe in. It's a lot to take in at once.
The few things that bothered me were the overwhelming forshadowing that made the entire plot line so super obvious and the fact that Dede was unable to have her own voice until the epilouge.
Anyway, it was phenomenal, but I honestly don;t believe that I would pick it up unless it was required. I was almost crying by the time I had reached the end. It was one of those rare books that seems to touch your soul and makes you want to save everyone in despair.
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Reading Progress

04/20/2011 "scarred for life. i hope the states doesn't get a perverted dictator."
05/09/2011 page 227
70.0% "I'm really starting to hate Patria as much as I dislike Dede."
05/11/2011 page 277
85.0% "Yes! Last chapter (I'm not counting the epilouge.)!"

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