David Copperfield is one of those books that you must read at least once in your life. It is rich, sad, happy, sweet and sour all at the same time. Written as an autobiography, the book narrates the life of a fatherless child who becomes an orphan at the early age of about eight or nine years. The story continues throughout David Copperfield's life and the plot is as rich as the characters he meets during the book. One of Charles Dickens most notable qualities is how well he creates and describes the characters in his books. And David Copperfield presents plenty of them, some of the most famous: the strong-minded Betsey Trotwood, the lovely Peggotty family, the persuasive Steerforth, the wise Agnes, the ugly Uriah Heep and of course the micawberish Mr Micawber. All of them are so amazing and yet so real... Dickens put a lot of effort to write this book and it is sometimes difficult to know if David Copperfield is a fictitious autobiographical book or the biography of Dickens himself. It is therefore not at all surprising that of all his books, Dickens likes this the best.