Mark's Review of
In the Time of the Butterflies
Julia Alvarez's depiction of the true story of four Mirabal sisters fighting against the tyranny of the dictator Trujillo makes for a great book. Alvarez portrays the opressiveness of the Trujillo regime well. The creative ways Alvarez shows the different view points and events of the four sisters is amazing. The reader will grow attached to the charcaters as the story goes and will feel the pain of the Mirabal sisters' tragic end. This is a great book and is certain to please many readers.