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En el tiempo de las mariposas by Julia Alvarez
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Apr 16, 09

bookshelves: gringolombian-bookclub
Recommended to Lorena by: Jill
Recommended for: Jeremy, Logan
Read in April, 2009

This was an excellent read, I knew very little about Trujillo's Dictatorship of horrors and that dark part of the Dominican Republic's history. I know this is Historical Fiction, but I have truly enjoyed getting to know Las Mariposas, it makes me feel so bad though about the inaction I have been living on. There are so many people out there that give it all for the wellbeing of the community, even their lives while I just live my confortable little existence and do nothing for others, made me feel ashamed about that.

There was a small part in the book where I thought "do I really need to know about all this little girl's thoughts?" but then later on when she grows up and goes through hardship, because I knew her I felt so much more the worse about her experience, I felt the Mariposas were my sisters, my cousins, my friends ... I'll miss them in the next couple of weeks!
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Boof I love it when a book can do that to you, Lorena; when you feel that the characters have become your friends and you will miss them. That's the sign of a truly good book.

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