I did not enjoy the novel Before We Were Free
at all. Perhaps it was the genre, because I must admit I am strongly biased against historical fiction. Anita has never questioned her family's freedom living in the Dominican Republic in the 1960's. But relatives keep emigrating to the United States and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of the dictator. This is a very classic tale of a adolescent girl trying to understand adult circumstances. Although it is written with sparing and beautiful prose, some part of me just can't seem to like it. Perhaps if this type of book is more up your alley, you would like it more than I did.