My favorite book is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It is a novel of the realism genre and is based on a powerful portrayal of a young boy’s life in Dickensian England. The main character, Pip, has a mystery benefactor who will eventually give him ‘great expectations’ and the book takes the reader through his quest to find out who the benefactor is.

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