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Name: Enrique Ramírez Rodríguez Date: 29-2-2008
Book title: the mayor of casterbridge
Author: Thomas hardy
In two sentences, what is the book about: It is about the story of a men that sell his women to a sailor and then they return.
What I liked more about the book: How the time made the family return.
What I didn’t liked , and why: What I don’t like from the book was that at last the mayor die at last because he wa the principal character and the most important, also what I didn’t like is that then Elizabeth-Jane became the principal character.
My favorite character, and why: My favorite character is the mayor because he really changed into a really good person fighting through obstacles.
The scene, line or passage that meant something to me: It is when almost at first Elizabeth gets face to face with the farfrae and since that passage I knew that in the story there will be love between them.
What sets this book aparts from others that I have read: That this one its kind of more realistic, and also that shows us the value of lova and family.
What I would say about this book to someone else: That he or she would read it because can show us good things and also it is interesting.
The questions that I have after reading this book: That if it is possible to have such a drastic change in some years
My strongest reason for recommending or not this book: My strongest reason for recommended the book is that the book show us really good…...

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