The genre is historical fiction. Meaning the book uses actual facts, but dramatizes details and shows perspectives that do not have to be true. I think this genre was used for this book because it allowed readers to connect to the sisters on a personal level, therefore being able to empathize with them. It gave readers "firsthand" perspectives of what it was like to live during Trujillo's rule.
This. Perfect. This is what annoys me about books where none of the main characters die--I know it's fiction, but c'mon, guys! Make it believable! If there is violence/a war/fighting/dangerous situations, etc in your story, and NONE of your MCs get hurt and/or die, that is SO unrealistic! Sometimes you have to kill your darlings, for the sake of writing a good story.
A couple of years ago, Amanda Hocking needed to raise a few hundred dollars so, in desperation, made her unpublished novel available on the Kindle. She has since sold over 1.5m books and, in the process, changed publishing forever
This better count for daydreams too, because that means in an alternate timeline I'm married to Thorin Oakensheild. Hell yeah. Also a lot of other people, wow my alt selves have all the fun. <---- okay