In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies - Julia Alvarez If someone had simply sat me down and told me what this book was about and the characters it contained, I would have expected to like it. As it was, I was not disappointed. Even though I knew what was coming in the end, it was still heart-wrenching to read, because Alvarez did such a fantastic job of making the characters feel like living, breathing, real people. I was drawn in by each one of their stories, by their unique voices, and by their genuinely relatable lives. Due to class deadlines, I had to read this book in a single day, but I very well may reread in order to take a bit more time with certain parts. Regardless, I am a huge fan of this book, and recommend it to anyone who wants their literature to be the perfect balance of heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Rating: 4 Stars