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The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden
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Feb 17, 2012

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Read from February 17 to March 04, 2012

overall, a good story about living with slavery and being a slave, but just not sure the title was actually appropriate. there really was only about 2 chapters that align with the title...the rest is through the eyes of the mother of the bride and the slave/maid of the bride. the story actually could've been just told through sarah's eyes, the slave, but telling it also through theodora allen (the mother), provided another side to the story that wouldn't have been seen otherwise. bodden ties everything up nicely - maybe a little too nicely for actual events - but, she also adds quite the twist at the end, which is very unexpected, and you could believe happening.

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